Tanzil Shafique, Assoc AIA, currently is a doctoral student at the University of Melbourne Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, where he also teaches graduate design studios. Prior to his Ph.D. research he was the Design Research Specialist at the Office of the Dean of the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design at the University of Arkansas. He also worked as a Project Designer at the University of Arkansas Community Design Center and was a faculty member for the Urban Design Studio, leading the Urbanism Seminar. He graduated with an M.Arch in Ecological Urbanism class from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York in 2014. His work has been awarded numerous AIA awards. He writes and lectures on design philosophy around the world.