Selina is interested in exploring the possibilities of generative design, in particular how the design of a workflow can shift the focus of design from object to process.
After completing a Bachelor’s in Architecture (B.Arch) at Penn State and working for architectural offices in Pittsburgh for two years, she decided to go back to school for a Master’s of Science (MSc) in Building Technology at TU Delft. There, under the supervision of Dr. Pirouz Nourian, Selina’s thesis focused on the development of a workflow that generates dry-fit, modular blocks for constructing vaulted ceilings.
The most interesting part of developing this workflow was the process of combining design, engineering, and fabrication with programming. The PhD position at the Block Research Group is an opportunity for Selina to continue researching and exploring everything that she enjoyed during this more specialized work within the architectural field.
Thus far Selina has been published in her first conference (eCAADe2021), and is looking forward to sharing more of her work both through additional publications and open-source platforms.
Selina joined the BRG in October 2021 as a doctoral student.