Civil and Environmental Engineering

Jessie Marshall Zarazaga

Clinical Associate Professor
Fellow, Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity

BA (Theatre Design) Williams College 1987, BA Hons Arch. (First Class) Cambridge University UK 1990, MA Dip. Arch. Cambridge University UK 1993, RIBA Pt3 Architectural Association, London, 1998, PhD. Applied Science in Engineering, SMU 2019.


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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.