Applied Sciences & Technology Research in Architecture (ASTRA) Lab

Nina Sharifi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture
Syracuse University


The Applied Sciences & Technology Research in Architecture (ASTRA) Lab conducts interdisciplinary, multi-scalar investigation into architectural, planning, and technology integration approaches towards long-term resilience in urban environments. Topics of research include:

  • Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Carbon building and technology development
  • Techniques and design assemblies for building envelope-based Deep Energy Retrofit approaches
  • Building design integration with microgrid and other decentralized energy infrastructure