Dr. Karina Moraes Zarzar obtained her Doctors degree from the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands in 2003 and her Architects degree at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, in 1984 (CREA register: 180063430-7).
As researcher she is working on the use and adaptation of design precedents in creative design and on the relationship between precedents and identity in a world of globalized economies. She has worked with OBOM Research Group, DKS Research Center and Public Buildings Group, all three at the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology.
She is a visiting lecturer at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Delft and at the The Hague University of Applied Sciences (HHS), The Hague, both in The Netherlands. Currently she is teaching theory courses at the Master of Sciences, Precedent Analysis at the Pre-Master (HTO schakelsemester) and design at the graduation program at the TU Delft; as well as research methods at the HHS.
Her published works include Use and Adaptation of Precedents in Architectural Design (DUP). Recently she has co-edited and contributed as author in the book Understanding Meaningful Environments (DUP-IOS Press).
November 15, 2008