Carnegie Mellon University

photo of Kristen Kurland

Metro21 Faculty Member Honored as One of Carlow University’s Six Women of Spirit

Each year for the past 15 years, Carlow University has honored six outstanding Women of Spirit® chosen based on several criteria, including a strong commitment to values, accomplishments that have led to new knowledge or discoveries, and innovation or leadership that has brought about change for the good of humankind. This year, Carnegie Mellon University and Metro21 faculty member, Kristen Kurland, is among the awardees who will be honored at the Women of Spirit® Awards Gala on April 2, 2020, at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

“Carlow’s Women of Spirit® demonstrate characteristics central to the mission of our University,” said Dr. Suzanne K. Mellon, president of Carlow University. “The Women of Spirit® Awards program has earned a distinguished place as a Pittsburgh treasure.  Since its beginning in 1993, women leaders have been recognized for their professional and personal leadership and their service to others.  In turn, they share their expertise with the Carlow community by actively participating in the life of the University and in the development of its students.”

Kristen is working on the Metro21 project 3D Visualization of Buildings, the Public Realm, and Infrastructure from Simulation Data for Development with the goal of creating a planning and governance tool that uses Geographic Information System (GIS), Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology, and 3D simulation programs in three areas of urban planning.

To learn more about Kristen’s work with 3D Visualization of Buildings, click here.