Started: 2020 (INDI PhD), 2018 (MDes)
Thesis title: Reflecting on Architecture through Creative Journalism: Blogging as a Design Thinking Model
Supervisory committee: Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella, Dr. Jean-Pierre Chupin, Dr. Elyse Amend
Firdous Nizar is a PhD student enrolled at the Individualized program at Concordia University. Her research, under the guidance of Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella, is tentatively entitled, “Reflecting on Architecture through Creative Journalism: Blogging as a Design Thinking Model". Her research seeks to explore and valorize the potential of online architecture blogs as pedagogical tools in architecture and design education, with a focus on open access publishing and digital scholarship. She completed her Master of Design degree in 2020 from Concordia University and her research was titled, “Retracing Spatial Design Processes: Developing a Pedagogical Tool for Architecture". She is an architecture alumni from National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India (2013-2018) and has experience working in the AEC industry, particularly in the conception and design of residential and recreational spaces. Her architecture portfolio can be found here.