Contributing Faculty, Graduate Architecture

Rajaa Issa


  • Master of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Master of Architecture, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Baghdad University, Iraq

About Rajaa

She is a member of the Rhinoceros 3D development team with special focus on the field of architectural geometry, solid modeling, parametric design, surface rationalization and paneling of complex surfaces. Her recent work at Newschool of Architecture and Design involves developing and teaching a curriculum that uses computation and digital fabrication as an integral part of the creative design process in architectural education. She has created a number of architectural and parametric plug-ins for Rhino such as PanelingTools, PanelingTools for Grasshopper and SectionTools. She also authored a number of papers and manuals including the “Essential Mathematics for Computational Design, third edition”. She participated in many conferences with presentations, publications and workshops both nationally and internationally. She holds a graduate degree in architecture from Auckland University, New Zealand and a graduate degree in computer science and engineer from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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