Bahar Badiee is an Iranian-American-British architectural historian with a special interest in environmental aspects of vernacular architecture and design. Growing up in an art loving family, surrounded by rich and colorful Persian rugs, textiles, paintings and tiles, Bahar was inspired to become an artist and architect at an early age. Trained as an interior architect, Bahar graduated from the School of Interior Architecture and Design at the Academy of Art University of San Francisco before moving to London in 2011. Following completion of her MA at Chelsea College of Arts (University of the arts London) in 2013, she began her 4-year PhD studies, researching the historic and environmental aspects of Safavid-Persian architecture, with a special interest in colored glass lattice panels and Orsi (sash) windows, under the supervision of Dr Henrik Schoenefeldt at the Kent School of Architecture and Planning in Canterbury, England. She graduated in 2019. Bahar is passionate about cultural heritage with a special interest in both historical and practice aspects of the built-environment and building technology, and continues to broaden her research tracing traditional aspects of key elements of sustainable architectural design and their connections to changing climate. Bahar is a TEDx Special Event speaker and and frequently travels between Europe, Asia and the United States, where she presents her research in public lectures, TV interviews and academic symposiums. A Teaching Excellence Award nominee (2018/2019 academic year), Bahar currently lives in the historic city of Bryan/College Station in Texas and works as an architecture professor, CRT secretary (Curriculum and Resource Team Committee - Architecture Program) and the VPAK faculty senator (2021/2022) for the Blinn College District.