Research Staff
Niko McGlashan

Niko McGlashan holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto and graduated with Honors. Combined with his undergraduate education in Environment and Urban Sustainability and Geographic Analysis, he yields a multidisciplinary and multiscalar approach to complex urban problems.

Niko's research is heavily invested in computation, data, and design. He has performed extensive Climate research at both the Center for Landscape Research at the University of Toronto and the Urban Water Research Center at Ryerson University. He has investigated the accumulation of contaminants in urban tributary networks, leveraged generative design to propose adaptive climate urbanism, and developed a software toolkit for designers to automate the LEED, WELL, and AIA sustainability standards during the architectural design process. Niko has been featured in several publications, including the LA+ Journal and simAUD2021. His research has been used to inform policy and decision-making in Toronto, Broward County, and Athens.