Building Science & Sustainability
University of California, Berkeley
Haripriya Sathyanarayanan is a Ph.D. Candidate in Architecture (Building Science & Sustainability)with a Designated Emphasis in New Media at the University of California, Berkeley. With a background in architecture, sustainable design consultancy and teaching, her research focuses on evidence-based design (EBD) and enhancing the patient experience in pediatric patient rooms. Haripriya employs an interdisciplinary approach, utilizing collaborative design processes, immersive technology, and biofeedback for patient engagement in design. As a PhD Intern at the Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL), she further enriches her expertise in the field of Building Simulation & Design and is involved in projects addressing DEI in residential energy codes.
With a Master of Science (Building Science) and a Bachelor of Architecture, Haripriya has received prestigious awards for her exceptional research efforts and alo serves as a Professional Development Liaison and mentor, actively supporting her fellow students. Haripriya's accomplishments include receiving the Regents Fellowship from UC Berkeley, prestigious awards for her ongoing dissertation and certifications such as EDAC, LEED AP (BD+C), and WELL AP, demonstrating her commitment to sustainable and human-centered design approaches.