Farzaneh Soflaei

State University of New York at Delhi

Sustainability has always been my key interest in design research. Throughout my career, I have explored different aspects of this multi-dimensional issue in a wide range of buildings and urban scale projects. In my Ph.D. research in architecture, I worked on the impact of courtyards as passive cooling/heating strategies on improving thermal comfort and reducing costs and consumption in low-energy housing design. On the other hand, my Ph.D. dissertation in urban design was carried out on the role of public open spaces as potential venues for democratic participation and interactions, in urban social sustainability. Since 2004, I have actively worked in this field and published in peer-reviewed journals including Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review (IF=9.1) and Energy and Buildings (IF=4.4).