Student of the PhD program in Environmental Psychology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York
Eve Klein is doctoral candidate in the Environmental Psychology program at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is an architect and planner with an expertise in the social and psychological impact of the built environment in cultural institutions and higher education settings.
Her research focuses on ways the social sciences can contribute to design processes. Her dissertation is on the topic of informal learning environments in a higher education setting and how they contribute to feelings of inclusion and can promote social equity.
She currently teaches Environmental Psychology and Urban Studies at Pratt Institute and serves at the Board Chair of the Design Trust for Public Space. She is the co-founder of the Social Science + Architecture Committee for the AIA NY Chapter. She also serves on the Research Sub-committee of the AIA National Committee on Architecture for Education. Previously, she was the AVP of Strategic Assessment, Planning & Design at NYU. She received her B.A. from Vassar College and her Master of Architecture from UCLA.
Research Interests: intersection of social science and architecture; emotional affect and shared space; educational and cultural environments