PhD student in Architecture and Building Science


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

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Haripriya Sathyanarayanan is a PhD student in the Architecture & Building Science program at UC Berkeley with a Designated Emphasis in New Media. She received her B.Arch from India, and her MS in Building Science from NUS, Singapore. Her professional experience also includes working as an environmentally sustainable design consultant in Singapore on several award-winning sustainable healthcare projects and commercial green buildings in Singapore and rest of Asia. Her past experience includes teaching undergraduate courses in architecture. She has an Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) and is an accredited LEED AP (BD+C).

Her interdisciplinary research interests bring together design, health and technology, with a research focus around evidence-based design, human-centric design, patient experience, immersive technology, biosensors and bioanalytics, and collaborative design in healthcare environments. She specifically focuses on spatial perception in pediatric built environments and healthcare experiences of inpatients (children, young people) and their families. She has also been involved in an NSF project on smart hospitals, tracking of users and assets, networking and operational technologies, including impact of technologies on user behavior in healthcare environments.