nfarzan [at] stanford.edu
Field(s) of Interest
Computer-Based Music Theory and Acoustics
Degrees / Education
M.S., (architecture), Pratt Institute, 2011
M.S., (architectural acoustics), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Nima Farzaneh is an architectural designer and researcher in the musical and architectural acoustics domain, working toward a Ph.D. at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University. He holds a bachelor's degree in architecture and M.S. in landscape architecture from Iran. In 2010 he moved to the U.S. and studied at Pratt Institute's post-professional architecture M.S. program focused on computation and design. After practicing architecture in New York City from 2011 to 2019, he went to RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) to specialize in architectural acoustics.
His research interest is primarily the study of acoustics in Iran's historical architectural spaces and its correlation with the region's aural traditions, rituals, and music. Having an interest in working with new media, he incorporates technologies such as virtual acoustics, VR, and immersive experience for recreating architectural spaces and space-based musical experiences.