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Dr Mehrnoush Latifi Khorasgani

Senior Lecturer, Architecture


Mehrnoush is a senior lecturer and Course Director of Bachelor of Design (Architecture) at Swinburne University of Technology. Her practice, research, and teaching focus on BIM & sustainability, microclimate design, thermal comfort, cross-sensory perception, and digital fabrication. She has been developing performance-based design strategies through a multisensory and multiscalar approach that prioritizes people's perception in microclimate design with a particular focus on often overlooked invisible factors in the built environment. Her approach involves using virtual and augmented reality, EEG and bio sensors to simulate and visualize the complex multisensory effects of microclimate on people’s perception. Her research emphasizes the importance of embracing the complexity of microclimate design in architecture as a system design, rather than oversimplifying it into a single variable or measurement. At the Smart Cities Research Institute, she leads the multidisciplinary research stream of ‘Smart Skins for Smarter Cities’. Her creative work has been exhibited in national and international events and exhibitions, including Embracing Innovation CRAFT ATC 2015 and 2016 in Canberra, “Make the Invisible Visible” in the Dynamics of Air exhibition at RMIT Gallery 2018 in Melbourne, Data Heirlooms Digital Exhibition 2020, “ Fireless Skin: Mycelium Biocomposites”  in Life and Death for Melbourne Design Week 2020, and TIME SPACE EXISTENCE in Venice Biennale  in 2021. 

Research interests

AR/VR; Smart Skin; Thermodynamic in Architecture; Human centered design; Design Microclimates for Wellbeing; Neuroscience and Architecture; Clay and Ceramic

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Architectural Design - 330102
  • Architectural Science And Technology - 330105
  • Building Information Modelling And Management - 330204

Teaching areas

Sustainablity;Parametric design;Digital Fabrication;Waterfront Architecture;Building Information Management (BIM);Computational Design;multisensory


Also published as: Latifi Khorasgani, Mehrnoush; Latifi Khorasgani, M.; Khorasgani, M. L.; Khorasgani, Mehrnoush L.; Khorasgani, Mehrnoush Latifi; Latifi, Mehrnoush
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: Associated Kiln Driers Pty Ltd (AKD Softwoods) - Flat-pack DIY garden sheds and backyard offices – Stage 1 *; Associated Kiln Driers_FS
  • 2022: NOVELL 2 *; Florey Institute Fund Scheme
  • 2020: The problems of Obesity in Buildings and Computation *; Swinburne Research, DVCR&D - Internal contributions

* Chief Investigator