Ava Nourbaran is a Canadian designer, researcher, and educator currently operating in San Francisco. Her projects include contributions to Bjarke Ingles Group in New York, Iwamotoscott in San Francisco, and others in Toronto. Ava received a masters degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto where she held teaching assistant positions in architecture history, theory and design. In addition to autonomous research at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, she has received several research grants to study abroad at the São Paulo School of Urbanism in Brazil, and Oxford University in the UK. Her background in Art History and cinema studies guide her research interests, and design projects which span residential, commercial, and cultural disciplines.