Rudabeh Pakravan is a Continuing Lecturer in the Architecture Department. She is a registered architect and a principal at Sidell Pakravan Architects, a practice based in Berkeley. In her teaching, she approaches architecture as a physical exploration of space, form, scale, and volume that in practice translates to the ways architecture creates civic and social engagement.
She is interested in how architectural form affects individual and collective experience, the rules and processes that influence building, and architecture’s influence on culture and the city. In her housing studios, she works with students to explore specific relationships between architectural elements and the public realm. Her research on architecture and public space has been published by the Annenberg School of Communication and Places Journal. Her practice currently has a number of residential, commercial, and civic projects under construction and has been recognized with Architectural Record's Design Vanguard award for 2021.