Anesta Iwan is a new candidate of the Masters in Design Engineering at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), where she will begin to pursue ideas and prototypes around smarter living. She is curious about the science behind food, buildings, and behind our everyday products, where design and engineering merge and have a larger and more global impact. 

Throughout her experience, she has worked with both conceptual and built projects, as well as exhibitions in both academic and professional settings. She’s led and participated in a number of prototyping events such as, Market Street Prototyping Festivals (San Francisco, 2015/2017), Urban Prototyping Event (San Francisco, 2012), and the Zero One Biennial (San Jose, 2012). A few of her other works, Hotel in Limina and Water Re-engage, have been exhibited as a part of Crafting Architecture in Museum of Craft and Design (San Francisco), 2x8: Source in A+D Museum (Los Angeles), and Urban SOS: Water in NLA Galleries (London). 

She has received her Bachelor of Architecture from California College of the Arts, where she graduated with high distinction and was awarded the Henry Adams School Medal. She was also a recipient of the AIA SF Unbuilt Merit Award for one of academic projects. 

She constantly looks for challenges through multiple design competitions in her evenings and she spends her weekends on the ice, where she enjoys coaching figure skating to both kids and adults.


CV is available upon request.