Dr. Sharifi’s pedagogical and research philosophy focuses on building interdisciplinary approaches to architectural systems inquiry. Her current work includes the development of reconfigurable environmental systems, renewable materials engineering for modular construction, and simulation and visualization tools for collaboration between architects and inventors. Sharifi now operates her collaborative design practice out of New York, and is working with the New York State Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) on developing models for affordable Net Zero housing for new construction and deep energy retrofit applications.
Sharifi’s recent published work examines the potential of adapting aeronautical engineering techniques to the development of design-integrated environmental controls systems, and the role of aerodynamic performance in architecture. She is currently writing on the design of virtual interfaces for collaborative invention in environmental systems, including lighting, ventilation, and air quality remediation.