M.Arch, Mehrvarz, M.

Mahan Mehrvarz is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Mahan's current research in AI Futures Lab speculates about design approaches, collaborations, and conceptualizations that support human wellbeing, agency, and justice within the development of AI systems, particularly for remote and distributed workers.

Academic Background

Mahan holds an M.Arch specializing in situated technologies from the State University of New York (UB) where he was awarded the prestigious Henry Adams Gold Medal of Merit from the American Institute of Architects. Mahan is a member of the Tau Sigma Delta scholastic honor society and Iranian national elite foundation. In addition to a decade of his contributions to the professional practice as a design lead and developer within Architecture and Interaction design, he has been involved in research via the Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies, Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, and Tehran Urban Innovation Center.