dr. P. Nourian MArch (Pirouz)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Pirouz is a generative design technologist and theorist actively researching the utilization of simulation-driven complexity sciences (generative sciences), digital twinning, and mathematical modelling for contributing to sustainable urban development. He is developing mathematical, computational, and gamified methods for augmented urban planning, urban design, and participatory housing development. 


Participatory Design, Planning Support Systems, Design Support Systems, Computational Design, Generative Design


Cárdenas, I. , Koeva, M., Davey, C. , & Nourian, P. (2024). Solid Waste in the Virtual World: A Digital Twinning Approach for Waste Collection Planning. In T. H. Kolbe, A. Donaubauer, & C. Beil (Eds.), Recent Advances in 3D Geoinformation Science - Proceedings of the 18th 3D GeoInfo Conference (pp. 61-74). (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-43699-4_4
Nourian, P., Azadi, S., & Oval, R. (2023). Generative Design in Architecture: From Mathematical Optimization to Grammatical Customization. In P. Kyratsis, A. Manavis, & J. Paulo Davim (Eds.), Computational Design and Digital Manufacturing (pp. 1-43). (Management and Industrial Engineering). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-21167-6_1
Bai, N. , Nourian, P., Pereira Roders, A., Bunschoten, R., Huang, W., & Wang, L. (2023). Investigating rural public spaces with cultural significance using morphological, cognitive and behavioural data. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 50(1), 94-116. https://doi.org/10.1177/23998083211064290
Jia, Z. , Nourian, P., Luscuere, P., & Wagenaar, C. (2023). Spatial decision support systems for hospital layout design: A review. Journal of Building Engineering, 67, Article 106042. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2023.106042
Bai, N., Ducci, M., Mirzikashvili, R. , Nourian, P., & Pereira Roders, A. (2023). Mapping urban heritage images with social media data and artificial intelligence, a case study in testaccio, Rome. In G. Tucci, C. Balletti, V. Bonora, F. Fassi, A. Spano, E. I. Parisi, M. Previtali, & G. Sammartano (Eds.), The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences: "Documenting, Understanding, Preserving Cultural Heritage. Humanities and Digital Technologies for Shaping the Future” (M-2-2023 ed., Vol. 48, pp. 139-146). (International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives). Copernicus. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-Archives-XLVIII-M-2-2023-139-2023
Cubukcuoglu, C. , Nourian, P., Sariyildiz, I. S., & Tasgetiren, M. F. (2022). Optimal design of new hospitals: A computational workflow for stacking, zoning, and routing. Automation in construction, 134, Article 104102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2021.104102
Nourian, P., & Bai, N. (2021). Reuse: On Evaluating the Fitness of Spatial Configurations Before & After Retrofitting for Reuse of Architectural Heritage. In A. Pereira Roders (Ed.), Mastermind Crash: A method to reveal impact of architectural design (pp. 23-72). TU Delft open.

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