Jessie Marshall Zarazaga

A headshot of Jessie Marshall Zarazaga, a member of the Lyle School of Engineering Faculty.

Clinical Associate Professor
Fellow, Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Phone: 214-768-4960
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Educational Background

Ph.D., Applied Science in Engineering, SMU, 2019;
B.A., Hons, M.A. Dip. Arch., Cambridge University, 1993;
B.A., (Design) Williams College, 1987;
Registered Architect RIBA


Working across the boundaries of urbanism, landscape mapping, and public engagement, Zarazaga explores ways to connect culture and community to place. Using GIS and participatory community mapping, she explores the impact of civil and environmental choices on the design of the sustainable city. Her research spans education and practice, working on the integration of community research into project based learning.  Her work overlaps areas of GIS mapping, global sustainable urbanism, design and creativity. She undertook a Fulbright in Valparaíso, Chile, to investigate, and map, devices of landscape as inspirations for the orders of community space.