Pirouz Nourian

Pirouz Nourian

Generative Design Scientist/ Senior Assistant Professor of Digital Twinning

University of Twente

Pirouz Nourian is a agenerative design technologist and theorist with expertise and interest in computational generative design, specifically by means of mathematical modelling, geometrical, topological, or graph-theoretical computing. He has developed several computational tool-suites, most well-known among which are Space Syntax and Cheetah for Grasshopper 3D. Pirouz teaches mathematics and programming (Algorithms, Data Models, C#, Python) within MSc Architecture, MSc Building Technology and MSc Geomatics programs. He has a PhD in Design Informatics, an MSc in Architecture, and a BSc in Electrical Engineering with a major in Control Engineering. He is an architect with three years professional experience, a carpenter, and a research software engineer.

  • Generative Design
  • Gamification of Design
  • Participatory Design
  • Topology Optimization
  • Shape Optimization
  • Masonry Architecture
  • Numerical Computing
  • Scientific Computing
  • Applied Mathematics
  • PhD in Design Informatics, Graph Theoretical Methods for Design and Analysis of Spatial Configurations, 2016

    Delft University of Technology

  • MSc in Architecture, 2009

    Tehran University of Art

  • BSc in Electrical Engineering, Major in Control Systems Engineering, 2004

    K.N.Toosi University of Technology