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Narahara, Taro

Contact Info
Title: Assistant Professor
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


Courses I Teach


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.