Ph.D. Candidate in PDBE
Office: Lee 1-162
M.Arch., University of Nottingham; B.A. in Architectural Engineering, Isfahan University of Art, Iran
Arash Soleimani is a Graduate Assistant and Ph.D. candidate in PDBE (Planning, Design & the Built Environment) at the School of Architecture, Clemson University. He is concentrating on “Architectural Robotics”.
Arash has a background in architecture. After achieving a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering from Isfahan University of Art, Iran in 2008, he completed a post-professional M.Arch Degree in Design at Nottingham University, U.K. in 2010 working from then as a researcher at Rushcliffe Solar, U.K. His Master’s Dissertation is titled ‘Responsive and Interactive Environments in Museums’ (Managing responsiveness and interactivity within museums and exhibitions in a new fashion). It was supervised by Dr. Jonathan Hale, University of Nottingham. He initially examined the philosophy of multi-sensory experiences followed by multi-sensational architecture and finally considering the integration of modern technologies.
Arash is currently pursuing a multidisciplinary Ph.D. within the Research Institute, iMSE (Intelligent Materials, Systems & Environments) under the direction of Professor Keith Evan Green in collaboration and partnership with the faculty and students in Electrical & Computing Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering and Human Factors Psychology. The objective of his doctoral research is to focus on the design, prototyping and evaluation of “Architectural Robotics” (computation embedded in the built environment along with the development of digital interactions whilst exploring new architectural paradigms). An example of his research, CyberPLAYce, can be viewed here. His architecture focuses on intelligent forms while inventing new possibilities for content and everyday use; it is a concept of futurism through a persistent investigation of the symbiotic potentials in nature and technology.