Eve Edelstein, Ph.D.

Eve Edelstein, Ph.D

Contributing Faculty, Graduate Architecture

Email: eedelstein@newschoolarch.edu

Bio: Dr. Eve Edelstein has a unique background that combines Neuro-Architectural design with clinical practice and research expertise that leverage her degrees in Neuroscience, Architecture and Anthropology. Eve has created and applied innovative technologies in real-world and award-winning projects (AIA AAH) that address user and client needs. Her research-based design approach begins with review of existing clinical studies often overlooked by traditional psycho-social evidence-based approaches. Dr. Edelstein works with the NSAD Collaboratory for Healthy Environments, and directs the Design Health CoLab of consulting experts who utilize clinical bio-sensors and wearable environmental trackers to predict and demonstrate the interaction between place and people. As president of Innovative Design Science, Eve provides research-based design services to international firms applying observation, sensored, acoustic & visual CAVE simulations to demonstrate the influence of deign on human performance (cognition, error, intelligibility, wayfinding, health and well-being, etc.). Dr. Edelstein speaks engagements include TEDx and international conferences. As a Fellow of the Berkeley Prize, Dr. Edelstein combined neuro-universal design principles to teach universal design innovations. Her work as Principal Investigator for the AIA College of Fellows Latrobe Prize,demonstrated how circadian light influences heart rate and offered design guidelines. She developed and applied new acoustic applications for the SoniCAVE and new real-time CAVECAD software for immersive digital representations with the UCSD Calit2 / Qi team. Edelstein is faculty at the NewSchool of Architecture & Design where she teaches human-centered and neuro-architectural lectures and design studios. Dr. Edelstein is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, and consulted to NASA and the Naval Medical Command on noise-induced hearing loss. For the Department of Health Services, State of California, Eve contributed to the development of policy for world’s largest newborn and infant hearing screening program fin the world. Edelstein’s background in clinical service and research was conducted at top research hospitals in the US and UK (National Hospital Neurology & Neurosurgery, US Naval Medical Center, Harvard/MIT Hearing Lab).


  • Ph.D. Clinical Neurophysiology, University College, London, United Kingdom
  • M. Arch, NewSchool of Architecture & Design
  • M.S. Sensory Neuroscience
  • B.A Anthropology, UC Berkley