Hannah Hobbs, M.Arch

AVRP Skyport; NewSchool of Architecture & Design


As the Design Research Director, Hannah assists in the various stages of architectural projects (from pre-design and schematic design to construction documents), coordinates design communications between graphics and architectural teams, participates in design promotion through teaching and community engagements, researches and implements design practices, programs and techniques throughout the firm, develops design presentation tools, leads the intern design program, advances existing client relationships, and seeks out new relationships.

Currently, Hannah sits on the following boards and committees: ULI San Diego-Tijuana Healthy Places Student Competition and Award Gala Committee; Editorial Committee for the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture; ULI San Diego-Tijuana Partnership Forum Group; NewSchool of Architecture + Design Alumni Board. Additionally, Hannah is an adjunct professor at NewSchool of Architecture + Design and has taught in both undergraduate and graduate level classes ranging from research to neuroscience for architecture to design studio courses.

ANFA Themes

Hannah’s focus in architecture and urban design is based heavily on research and how the resultant forms affect the users. Her passion for architecture and research was explored from the inception of her studies providing a foundational design research approach. Furthermore, with the unique opportunity to work with people with disabilities, Hannah spent time learning how this special population engages with the world and built environment in hopes to better design based on the individuals and their needs.

Selected Publications

Hobbs, H., Hunker. K, Demircay, V., Rodriguez, T. Issa, R. (2015). A Semi-Immersive Virtual Environment Preference Study of Four Interior Architectural Geometries. Proceedings of the ARCC 2015 Conference (pp. 369-376). Retrieved from http://www.arcc-arch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/ARCC2015_Perkins-Will-Conference-Proceedings.pdf