Yousef Bushehri

Instructor; Ph.D. Student


B.S. in Architecture, Catholic University of America, 2011

M.Arch, Catholic University of America, 2013

M.S. in Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016


Yousef Bushehri is a Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech’s college of design focusing on how the design of space affects human health. His research interest brings together spatial design, environmental psychology, and designing for aging. In addition Yousef is interested in methods of analyzing and quantifying spatial experience so that designs may be compared to one another to extract characteristics that can inform future guidelines. His work has examined neonatal intensive care units, residential buildings for young adults with cerebral palsy, and pediatric cancer clinics. 

At Georgia Tech Yousef has been a research assistant at the Simtigrate Design Lab, a teaching assistant for several studios, played a role in starting and maintaining the pre-college summer studio program and has been instructing 1st year studio. He is also one of the founding members of the ConCave PhD student group in the college of design, and continuous to organize lecture series and research exhibitions. Outside of academia Yousef is a professional artist mainly working in watercolor and his work has been sold in over 30 countries. Prior to Georgia Tech he was practicing as an architect in Kuwait, participated as an artist in residence at Google's Paris office, and studied in Washington DC. Currently, he is teaching courses focused on designing to improve long-term health outcomes. 

The Role of the Built Environment and Cognitive Aging-In-Place (upcoming paper, ARCC Conference) 
The Architect’s Tarot (2021) 
Denham, M., Bushehri, Y., & Lim, L. (2018) Through The Eyes of the User: Evaluating Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Design, HERD Journal  

Foundation studio (ARCH1016) 
Architecture 1 studio (ARCH1017) 
Healthcare Design of the Future (ARCH6271 /ARCH4803 /ID8803) 
Evidence-Based Design (ARCH8844 /ARCH4833)