Taro Narahara

Contact Info

Title: Associate Professor
Email: taro.narahara@njit.edu
Office: Weston 677
Dept: College of Architecture and Design


Doctor of Design, Design, Harvard University, 2010

Master of Science (S.M.Arch,S), Architectural Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007

Master of Architecture, Architecture, Washington University, 1997

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Waseda University, 1994

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track): College of Architecture and Design, NJIT. 2010-Present.

Teaching Fellow: Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. 2008-2010.

Research Fellow: Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. 2008-2007.

Teaching Assistant: School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 2006-2007.

Professional Experience

Gluckman Mayner Architects, Architect, 2000-2005

Skidmore Owings and Merrill LLP, Architectural Designer, 1997-2000

Rafael Vinoly Architects PC, Summer Temporary Free-lancer, Summer 1998
Design Center, Sverdrup Facilities, Inc., Architectural Designer, 1997


Selected Publications

Narahara, T. 2013. (in press).” The Computer as a Tool for Creative Adaptation: Biologically Inspired Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design” in Computation for Humanity—Information Technology to Advance Society (1st edition), Justyna Zander and Pieter Mosterman (Ed.), Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Narahara, T. 2013. (in press). “Adaptive Growth using Robotic Fabrication,” Proceedings of The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) 2013, National University of Singapore, Singapore, May 15–18.

Narahara, T. 2012. “Self-organizing Strategy: An Adaptable Growth Model for Architecture,” ACSA 100th Annual Meeting (The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture): “Digital Aptitudes”, Boston, MA, (Host School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), March 1-4, 2012. pp. 76 – 84.

Narahara, T. 2010. “Crowd Simulation and Interactive Device” in Programming for civil engineers for VR and structural analysis (1st edition), edited by Natsuka Ota. Tokyo: Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., 2010. Pages 222 – 233.

Narahara, T. 2007 “Enactment Software: Spatial Designs Using Agent-based Models,” AGENT 2007: Conference on Complex Interaction and Social Emergence. Sponsored by Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University, Northwestern University, Norris Center, Evanston, November 15-17. Proceedings Narahara, T. 2007. “The Space Re-Actor: Walking a Synthetic Man through Architectural Space,” The 25th Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe) Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, September 26-29. Proceedings. pp.195 – 202.