sara motamedi

sara motamedi

San Diego, CA, US



Sara is a scientist and architect interested in integrated design. She believes that simulation and modelling should be used from the first stage of architectural design.

Paper "Toplighting Strategies for Office Buildings" for WREF 2012 (SOLAR   2012) conference                                          

 Research and Design Interests

  • Sustainable Design
  • Integrated Design with Energy Modeling
  • Thermodynamic and Energy Modeling
  • LEED Criteria and its Impacts on Design
  • Effect of Environment and Human Behavior on Desig



Brummitte energy associate, San Diego, CA, US, Energy Analyst

Energy simulation, daylighting , natural ventilation and LEED evaluation

Jan 2014 - current

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Teaching Assistant for environmental control I and II

Jan 2010 - Aug 2012

Moradi Design, Tehran, IR, Architecture

Jan 2003 - Mar 2003


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, PhD, Sustainable Design

Jan 2010 - current

University of Tehran (UT), BArch, Architecture

Jan 2003 - Feb 2008


Professional Development Award, 1st Place

Travel award for my Paper at DEEE conference 2012


Naomi Scholarship UT austin, 1st Place


Accepted Paper in DEEE 2012, Parise, 1st Place

Development, Energy, Environment, Economics conference accepted my paper "Energy Analysis of Using Thermal Mass"


Candidate for best thesis award UT AUSTIN, 1st Place

Energy Analysis of ToplightingStrategies for Offices in Austin


Paper, Other

Toplighting Strategies for Office Building in WREF 2012 (SOLAR 2012) conference


Awards, 1st Place

University of Tehran Graduation with second highest academic standing
Nominee for Master of Architecture in University of Tehran, Entrance Exam Waived
Merit Student Award, University of Tehran
Awarded three times in Architectural Contest: “Top Undergraduate Design Studios” at University of Tehran-Iran


Areas of Specialization