Michal Gath-Morad

ETZ Zurich

Michal Gath-Morad is an architect, urban designer and PhD student at the chair of Cognitive Science at ETH Zurich. Michalʼs interdisciplinary work aims to converge the fields of Architecture, Cognitive science and Computer science to support the design and evaluation of future, human-centred built environments. Michalʼs PhD focuses on the development of pre-occupancy simulation tools and workflows to support architectural design and evaluation of future buildings. In collaboration with ETHʼs Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore, Michal applies her tools to simulate the impact of architectural design decisions on wayfinding behavior in mixed-use and crowded megastructure in urban city centres. Michal obtained her B.Arch and M.Sc from the Technion (Haifa), where she was part of a research group focused on simulating occupantsʼ behavior in hospital settings. Throughout her studies Michal won several architectural awards and was recently awarded with a Swiss Government Excellence Grant to support her PhD research.