Isabel Ochoa

Adjunct Professor

Isabel Ochoa is an architectural designer, researcher, and adjunct faculty member at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture where she currently teaches Design Studio and Visual and Digital Media courses.  

Isabel’s research operates at the intersection of architecture, material computation, and fine craft. Her work investigates how contemporary building methods can be challenged by attuning emerging sustainable technologies to material behaviour. Isabel’s current research explores how computational tools can generate materially responsive engagements between ceramics and light.  

Isabel holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Waterloo. Isabel has worked professionally at industrial design and architecture practices across Canada, the US, and the UK and has formerly taught as a tutor with the Architectural Association.