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Arkar Hein


M.Sc in Neuroscience & Education, M.Arch NAAB, B.Arch


Arkar Hein is an architectural designer, educator, and researcher from New York City. He works as a project manager for a design firm in San Diego and as a behavioral neuroscience researcher at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he is pursuing a postgraduate degree in Neuroscience and Education. Arkar received a Master of Architecture degree from the New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego, California, with accreditation in Healthy Urbanism, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Thanlyin Technological University in Yangon, Myanmar.


Humanitarian concerns are central to Arkar's architectural practice, drawing inspiration from neuroscience and behavioral sciences studies. His education and experience span the disciplines of architecture, neuroscience, and education, and his research interests are as diverse, ranging from depression, neuroscience of learning and memory, early childhood reading, and dyslexia. One of his current projects investigates EEG correlates of stress and attention in combat veteran students with PTSD and questions whether the trauma-informed architectural design of the classroom environment mediates learning and attentional difficulties.

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He is also a design consultant for Sensory-Friendly San Diego, where he does research and designs sensory-friendly learning environments for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Arkar also helped establish the Virtual School of Architecture, Myanmar, along with Myanmar architects and educators from the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, Thailand, and Myanmar, in light of the ongoing political upheaval and suppression of university education. There, he is the head of the academic board and a lecturer. He is proficient in Burmese and English and has a basic comprehension of Hindi, Arabic, and Spanish.

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