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Rahman Azari

Associate Professor of Architecture
Portrait of Rahman Azari

Rahman Azari is an architect and an associate professor at PSU Department of Architecture since August 2020. He previously taught as an assistant professor at Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Texas-San Antonio. Azari’s research focuses on life cycle environmental impacts of built environments; energy and carbon efficiency; innovative materials for energy production and carbon sequestration; and data-driven models for energy use. Azari has received the American Institute of Architects’ Upjohn Research Grants in 2018 and 2019. He has also sponsored winning entries in ACSA+AIA COTE Top Ten student competitions in 2016 and 2017. Azari’s research has been published in various journal venues such as Energy and Buildings, Building and Environment, and Applied Energy. In 2019, Azari was nominated by IIT provost and recognized as a “Researcher to Know” by the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition. With an Architectural background, Azari holds a Ph.D. in Built Environment from the University of Washington.

  • Education
    • PhD from the University of Washington