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


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. Advance online publication. 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 Futureā€ (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. (2021). GoDesign: A modular generative design framework for mass-customization and optimization in architectural design. In V. Tojakovic, & B. Tepavcevic (Eds.), Towards a new, configurable architecture: Proceedings of the 39th eCAADe Conference (Vol. 1, pp. 285-294) https://doi.org/10.52842/conf.ecaade.2021.1.285
Cubukcuoglu, C. , Nourian, P., Tasgetiren, M. F., Sariyildiz, I. S., & Azadi, S. (2021). Hospital layout design renovation as a Quadratic Assignment Problem with geodesic distances. Journal of Building Engineering, 44, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2021.102952
Brembilla, E., Azadi, S. , & Nourian, P. (2021). A computational approach for checking compliance with European view and sunlight exposure criteria. In D. Saelens, J. Laverge, W. Boydens, & L. Helsen (Eds.), BS 2021 - Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA (pp. 2459-2466). (Building Simulation Conference Proceedings). International Building Performance Simulation Association. https://doi.org/10.26868/25222708.2021.30353

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