Dena Hassani

Dena Hassani

Carbondale, IL, US

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Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, US, Graduate Assistant

Technician of Digital Fabrication Laboratory
Primary Instructor of Communication Drawing

Aug 2018 - current

Raheleh Zare Architect, Architecture Drafter

Oct 2016 - Jul 2018

Imazh Studio, Designer

I was a member of the interior design team at Imazh Studio. Besides designing, I was responsible to meet with clients to discuss their needs and observe the process of construction.

Jul 2012 - Mar 2013


Southern Illinois University Carbondale, MFA in Design

The MFA in Design at Southern Illinois University is a 3-years program. The focus of the program is mostly on Graphic and Interaction Design. Also, I am taking interdisciplinary courses to bridge my interests in Design, Architecture, and Technology. I have taken courses in Virtual Reality and have been trying to use this emerging technology in Architecture design and fabrication.

Aug 2018 - current

University of Tehran (UT), MArch, Digital Architecture

During my graduate studies in Digital Architecture, I worked on projects where I utilize computational design tools such as evolutionary algorithms in structural analysis and parametric modeling. I have done a project in responsive architecture by using Grasshopper and Arduinos. For most of my projects, I have used Rhino for 3D modeling, and V-ray for rendering. User-Centered Design was the focal point of my thesis. I designed a footbridge based on the simulation of pedestrian behavior by using ANyLogic software.

Jan 2013 - Jun 2016

Persian Gulf University, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - Sep 2012


3rd National Design Competition, Zibazyaft, Honorable Mention

Honored as the Best Form Design and Innovative Construction Details.