\ Esteban Estrella

Esteban Estrella

Architecture Professor
Areas of Specialty

Energy Simulation, Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), Thermal Comfort


Education and Certifications

Architecture, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Sonora Norte, MX.

Master in Design Studies, Harvard Graduate School of Design, USA




Esteban specializes in the research, analysis, and design of sustainable architecture, with a special interest in thermal comfort, energy simulation, and in the relationship between energy and indoor environmental quality. Furthermore, he has a LEED AP Building Design + Construction credential and is a member of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). One of his main objectives is to find ways to minimize the dependence on air conditioning in hot climates through design.


Esteban studied Architecture at Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Sonora Norte. He worked as Project Leader in Kobalt Arquitectura, where he was in charge of the development of several residential and commercial projects, some of them currently built. He was granted a Fulbright-García Robles scholarship to purse his Master in Design Studies with a concentration on Energy and Environments at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. During his stay at Harvard, he was a member of the winning team in IBPSA´s Student Modeling Competition, in San Francisco, and he participated in various research projects. In addition, he taught various energy simulation workshops to first-semester students.


Moreover, he worked as a Research Associate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he was in charge of and coordinated several research projects focusing mainly on energy simulation in the Latin American context, indoor environmental quality, health and satisfaction of occupants in academic housing, thermal comfort, among other topics. Several of his projects are currently in the process of publication in peer-reviewed journals.