Rashida is Associate Professor and Chair of the Architecture Department at Temple University in the Tyler School of Art.  Her research broadly examines emerging material technologies and their potential within design to provide a sustainable and responsive architecture. Central to this inquiry is the potential for technological advancements to redefine the collaborative modes of contemporary architecture and design praxes. Situated within the context of the global mandate for sustainable design, this research is rigorously directed by the complex and interconnected relationships of built and natural environments.