Navaz is a Building Performance and Sustainability Specialist based in Houston, Texas. She holds a Master’s in Environmental Building Design (MSD-EBD) from the Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Balwant Sheth School of Architecture – NMIMS, India. Prior to her graduate studies, she practiced as an architectural designer for two years, at the Studio for Environment and Architecture in India and Vo Trong Nghia Architects in Vietnam.
During her time at graduate school, she published a collaborative research paper on Carbon Economy and Urban Agriculture with Planet Reimagined, New York, under the United Nations Development Program and worked on research publication and media at the Thermal Architecture Lab at UPenn.
Her interests lie in creating design solutions that contribute to climate responsive architecture and sustainable healthy communities by combining building aesthetics, simulation technologies, and material research.
She is a member of AIA Houston COTE, IBPSA Houston Chapter, and Kirksey’s Material Committee. She is a WELL AP and LEED Green Associate.