Dr Jessie Zarazaga

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.



PhD in Engineering, Applied Science, 2019     SMU, Dallas, USA

       “GIS Mapping as a Catalyst for Creative Site Design in Engineering Education”

PhD  History & Theory of Arch. (abd) , 2002    AA, London, UK (withdrawn)

       “Scaling Territories: The Operation of Landscape devices In the Urban Field”

RIBA Part III, 1998     Architectural Association, London UK

MA Dip. Arch. RIBA Part II, 1993    Cambridge University, UK

M Arch II (visiting. Scholar)1992     Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, USA 

BA Hons in Architecture (First Class), 1990     Cambridge University, UK 

BA Theatre Design (cum laude), 1987     Williams College, USA

1983     Walnut Hill School of the Performing Arts, Boston

1982     Maru a Pula Secondary School, Gaborone, Botswana



LEED AP, Accredited Professional, USGBC, since 2009

RIBA, Licensed Architect, Royal Institute of British Architects, (RIBA: 6392203), ARB 1984 (ARB: 062528K), 1998

AIA international associate, American Institute of Architects, 2001

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