Erica Cochran Hameen, PhD

Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Erica Cochran Hameen, Assoc AIA, NOMA, LEED AP is an Architectural Designer and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Co-Director of the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics (CBPD), Track Chair of the Doctor of Design and an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Dr Cochran Hameen also serves as the Board of Trustees Chair for the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and the Board of Directors Treasure for the Green Building Alliance. Erica holds a B.Arch from Virginia Tech, a MS in Sustainable Design and a Ph.D. in Building Performance & Diagnostics from CMU. Erica’s Architectural and Design expertise includes educational, media and broadcast, residential, community, and transportation facilities. Dr. Cochran Hameen has over 100 built environment Masters and PhD theses, over 70 publications, multiple team climate action plan project recognitions by the White House during the Obama Administration, a multitude of invited lectures, and has spearheaded and directed groundbreaking architecture and diversity programs. Erica leads global research projects focused on Design Equity, Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), energy policy, and Sustainability. Dr. Cochran Hameen holds multiple honors including the Pittsburgh Courier Women of Excellence Award, and an AIA award for Diversity Recognition for the UDream program at CMU and the 2021 AIA Pennsylvania Impact Designer of the Year.