Mahsan Mohsenin

Seyedehmahsan Mohsenin

Center Of Excellence

Office Hours

Walter Smith Architecture Bldg Room #308

MWF 12:00-1:00

About Me

Dr. Mahsan Mohsenin is an Associate Professor at the Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Architecture + Engineering Technology (SAET). She earned her PhD in Design from North Carolina State University, focused on Building Performances. Since 2015, Mahsan has taught Design studios, Environmental Systems, and advised research projects at the FAMU. Her research is focused on building skin designs and new materials.

Areas of Interest

  • Building Skin Design

  • Building Performance Modeling

  • New Building Materials


  • PhD in Design • 2015
    North Carolina State Univ.
  • MS in Architecture Studies • 2011
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Master of Architecture,  • 2009
    University of Tehran

Work History

  • Associate Professor, Tenured • 2020 - Present
    Florida A&M University SAET
  • Assistant Professor, Tenure Earning • 2015 - 2020
    Florida A&M University, School of Architecture
  • Part-time Junior Designer • 2007 - 2009

    Fluid Motion Architects, Tehran. Iran


  • 2020 FAMU Sustainability Institute Fellowship $5,000
  • 2020 Cornelia Bailey Foundation (Philanthropic Arts) Grant $8,600
  • 2019 FAMU Faculty Research Program (FRAP) “Campus Energy Modeling” $5,000


  • 2020 ACSA Climate Change Course Development Award
  • 2019 FAMU NSF ADVANCE Faculty Fellowship
  • 2012-2015 North Carolina State University Graduate Support, Raleigh, NC
  • 2009-2011 MIT Departmental Tuition Scholarship Cambridge, MA
  • 2007 International Melli-Award Design Competition 2nd place- Team work


  • Mohsenin, M. and Andrew Chin. “Climate Justice+Sea Level Rise”, Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA). 2022.
  • Mohsenin, M. “Performance Analysis of Biomimetic Facades”, Proceedings of Architecture Media Politics Conference. FSU, FL. 2020.
  • Mohsenin, M. “Light and Building Skins in Beginning Design”, Proceedings of Architecture Media Politics Conference, New York, NY, 124-129. 2020.
  • Mohsenin, M. “The Role of Retrofits in Architecture Education”, Proceedings of BTES Focus Session at ACSA Conference, Denver, CO. 2018.
  • Mohsenin, M. “Integration of Building Energy Modeling in Architecture Education”, Proceedings of Building Technology Educators' Society Conference, Des Moines, IA, 149-156. 2017.
  • Mohsenin, M. and J. Hu. “Daylight Prediction in Individual Floors Using Well Index”, Architecture Civil Engineering Journal (2), 109-114. 2017.
  • Mohsenin, M. “User Interface for Atrium Daylight and Thermal Performances”, Proceedings of eSIM Building Performance Simulation Conference, Hamilton, ON, 123-130. 2016.
  • Mohsenin, M. and J. Hu. “Assessing daylight performance in atrium buildings by using Climate Based Daylight Modeling”, Solar Energy, 119, 553- 560. 2015.
  • Mohsenin, M. and A. Sevtsuk. “The impact of street properties on cognitive maps”, Journal of Architecture and Urbanism, 37 (4), 301-309. 2013.

Courses Taught At FAMU

  • ARC 2303 Architectural Design 2.1
  • ARC 2304 Architectural Design 2.2
  • ARC 4341 Architectural Design 4.1
  • ARC 4610 Environmental Systems
  • ARC 4293 Spec Studies