Thesis title: Rethinking Parametric Architecture by Reconciling Ornamental Patterns and Energy Performance
Supervisory committee: Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella, Dr. Bruno Lee, Dr. Nawwaf Kharma, Prof. Richard Foltz
Morteza Hazbei’s research considers ornamental patterns as an element that conveys cultural meaning. These patterns in the building envelope not only act as an energetic function but also perform as an expressive role in communicating context and history. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Art University of Isfahan and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Joundi Shapur University of Technology. His master thesis was about designing cultural spaces with an emphasis on Iranian motifs and patterns.