Carlos Martin

Lecturer in Real Estate

On leave for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 

Carlos Martín is Project Director of the Remodeling Futures Program at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, with over 25 years of experience researching housing technology and the physical quality of existing homes. Dr. Martín’s research on green housing, disaster mitigation and recovery, substandard housing, construction innovation, and the construction workforce connects the bricks-and-mortar of existing housing to its social outcomes. Dr. Martin came to the Joint Center from the Urban Institute, where he was a senior fellow. Previously, he was an assistant staff vice president for construction codes and standards at the National Association of Home Builders, SRP professor for energy and the environment at Arizona State University, and coordinator for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing.

Dr. Martin is currently serving as a David M. Rubenstein Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program and also serves on several National Academy of Science committees. He has previously served on advisory boards for HUD, EPA, and FEMA. Dr. Martin received his BSAD in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MEng and PhD degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University.