PhD student in Building Science


Center for the Built Environment
390 Wurster Hall #1839, Berkeley CA 94720-1839

Elnaz Tafrihi is a designer and a PhD student in Building Science program at UC Berkeley. Her background in daylight and energy simulation highlight Elnaz’s ability to inform the human relationship with the built environment. Elnaz was recently awarded the T.Y.Lin prize in architecture and engineering at UC Berkeley.

After receiving her Master’s in design studies from Harvard University, Elnaz worked in the energy consulting field on large scale projects including the Tianjin Juilliard School of Music, Dubai Expo 2020, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Elnaz currently works on integration of building simulation in immersive environments.