Instructor; Ph.D. Candidate
Ph.D. Candidate in Land-Use Planning, Management, and Design, Texas Tech University
M.S. Arch, Digital Design and Fabrication Specialization, Texas Tech University
M. Arch, University of Texas, Arlington
B.S. Arch, Azad University of Isfahan
Milad Fereshtehnezhad is a Ph.D. Candidate in Land-Use Planning, Management, and Design and joined the College as a full-time Instructor in September 2019. Prior to joining the TTU CoA, he was a Graduate Research Assistant at the Arlington Urban Design Center, where he won multiple awards and was published in the University of Texas, Arlington's newspaper, The Shorthorn.
His research interests include digital design and fabrication, contemporary urbanism paradigms and theories (Landscape Urbanism, Ecological Urbanism, New Urbanism, etc.), parametric and computational urban modeling and analysis, dynamic urbanization processes, equitable housing, contemporary migration patterns, and ecological awareness and sustainability in urban design.
Through his research, Fereshtehnezhad engages real-life issues present in contemporary urbanism and seeks to offer radical proposals employing cutting edge and multi-disciplinary methods and techniques of computational analysis/design. He has presented and published his work across multiple recognized disciplines such as the Urban Affairs Association, the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, and the Architectural Research Centers Consortium/European Association for Architectural Education conferences. His scholarship ties urbanism and architecture across scales and beyond the conventional allied disciplines.
308 (Lubbock), T 11AM-1PM, 3PM-5PM; TH 12PM-1PM, 4PM-6PM; F 11:30AM-2PM, 4PM-6PM