Elnaz Tafrihi

Assoc. AIA

Elnaz is a designer whose interest in energy concepts drives her work.  Her background in daylight and energy simulation highlight Elnaz’s ability to inform the human relationship with the built environment.  After receiving her Masters from Harvard, Elanz worked in the energy consulting field on large scale projects including the Juilliard School of Music, Dubai Expo 2020, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Her work has been published and exhibited at Harvard GSD Platform 8, Harvard Wyss Institute Annual Retreat 2015, and Harvard GSD exhibition in 2016.

Elnaz is inspired by the way journeys – both physical and personal – influence a designer’s approach to architecture.


Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Master in Design Studies

University of Utah
Master of Architecture

University of Art, Tehran
Bachelor of Architectural Engineering