West Texas Regional Director
Mahyar Hadighi, West Texas Regional Director, is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and director of Historic Preservation and Design program at Texas Tech University. Mahyar’s professional background includes education, research, practice, and teaching in both architecture and historic preservation. He received his Ph.D. in architecture from Penn State with a focus on hybridity in architectural design in mid-twentieth-century U.S. college towns. For his master’s degree in historic preservation planning from Cornell University, he concentrated on documenting and analyzing local mid-century domestic architecture. In pursuing his professional Master of Architecture degree, he gained a background in modern practice and contextualization in architectural design. As a practitioner, researcher, and educator, Mahyar concentrates on modernism understood in relation to historical and contemporary contexts: In particular, he documents local adaptations of modern architecture, which he then analyzes via computational design methodologies in order both to preserve them as characteristic of place and to consider them for additional locales and purposes.