Amie Edwards

Ph.D. Candidate
College of Design, Construction, and Planning, UF

M.Arch, UF (2020)
B. of Fine Arts in Int. Desing, Art Institute of Jacksonville (2016)

Doctoral Committee Members:
Charlie Hailey, PhD | Hui Zou, PhD | Vernelle A. Noel PhD | Brenda Chalfin PhD | Prof. Donna Cohen

Amie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Jacksonville in 2016.  She has a Master of Architecture from University of Florida in 2020. Amie’s Masters Research Project investigated the progression of architectural materialism in African culture, based on time, space and itinerary in Accra, Ghana. She was a part of the design team from the African Architecture seminar with Professor Donna Cohen that collaborated with Nigerian Architect James Inedu George to develop a design proposal for UF Center for African Studies, Gwendolyn M. Carter Conference | Energy for Africa 2019. The project proposed an energy solution through a micro-grid system that addressed energy solutions for two cities equal in scale, “Sister Cities”, one in Durum, Kuduna State, Nigeria and the other in Micanopy, Florida, U.S.A.  Amie was also the Research Editor and a writer for the journal Vorkurs Vol. 4 “Derive” in 2020. She is currently studying African Architecture and Culture Identity. Her dissertation research focuses on the meaning of cultural craft and its connection with the 19th Ashanti Palace in Kumasi, Ghana.  Amie presented her preliminary Ph.D. research in the DCP 2020 Research Symposium. She is interested in Architectural History and Theory, Cultural Space, and Historical Urban Context.

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