Noushin Radnia

Design Computation Master’s Degree, COA+A

Radnia is working toward a master’s degree in design computation, a dual master’s program in the fields of architecture and computer science. She plans to graduate from this unique program in spring 2018.

The first of its kind in the nation, the program graduated its first class in 2015. Graduates of the program are equipped with knowledge and skills necessary to lead the integration of computer science into architectural design and research.

Radnia’s most recent studio project emphasizes the value of her program and its ability to integrate digital aspects into architectural practice and research. Witnessing the homelessness on North Tryon Street, she is tackling the development of a smartphone app to connect the homeless to the greater Charlotte community.

“That’s the real reason I chose this path,” she said. “I wanted to be able to link humanity and technology together.”