Senior Research Associate
Maha Aslan graduated with Honors from the M.S. Design & Urban Ecologies program at Parsons School of Design after completing her Bachelor of Architecture from Pakistan, with Honors, from the National College of Arts, Lahore. As a registered architect with Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners, she has worked on multiple architectural design projects ranging from single family residential units to large scale planning projects.
While studying at Parsons School of Design she familiarized herself with New York City planning and policies and conducted related urban policy research including overcrowding of schools in Sunset Park, the BQX Street Car, housing preservation and development, Transit-Orient-Development, East Harlem rezoning and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing, and Jamaica Bay Resiliency plans.
Maha Aslam has taught the Data Visualization course at Parsons for undergraduate students. This project-based course is an introduction to information theory and the various means of visually representing data from a critical perspective.
She is proficient in AutoCAD, Sketchup, QGIS, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Her soft skills include design research, spatial qualitative and quantitative data analysis, participatory action research, project management, and visual story telling.