Nancy Diniz

Assistant Professor, BSc in Building Sciences Director

Nancy Diniz

Office: Greene Building, 102
Phone: (518) 276-4060


Nancy Diniz is a registered architect and researcher. Before joining RPI she held several academic positions in China, UK, Italy and in Portugal in the areas of Architecture, Interior architecture, Environmental Technology and Interactive Design. Her main research and teaching interests question traditional scale boundaries between design disciplines – Fashion, Product, Architecture and Computer Science. Lately she has been prototyping modular and scalable systems that go from people to envelopes of buildings, exploring notions of wearable and mobile materials with real-time environmental information exchange properties. Since 2002, her research has also included developing digital tools to assist conceptual design processes. She has worked with augmented reality, free-hand 3D virtual modelling, and creating tools that allow for time-based mapping, analysis and visualization of invisible, unquantifiable and temporal data. She has published and exhibited her work widely and is part of the scientific and technical committees: of ISEA, ASA, ACHIM, HCI, Sigradi, eECADe, CAAD Futures, and CAADRIA conferences.

PhD, MSc, Bartlett School, UCL London, UK
Dipl Arch, Lusiada University, Lisbon Portugal



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