Following the record turnout at this past month’s virtual DCP Research Symposium, the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning wanted to formally congratulate the nine student winners who submitted their original dissertation, thesis and undergraduate scholarship. These winners represent a range of research topics and methods across DCP disciplines. The college would also like to publicly express its gratitude to its panel of judges:  Professors Charlie Hailey, Masoud Gheisari, Yi Luo, & Ruth Steiner.  Please click on the links below to watch their presentation and view their award-winning posters.

PhD AWARDS

1st Place
Winner – Wei Zhai
Faculty Mentor – Zhong-Ren Peng
Concentration – Urban and Regional Planning
Poster – Damage Assessment Using Google Street View: Evidence from Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla.

2nd Place
Winner – He Zhang
Faculty Mentor – Ravi Srinivasan
Concentration – Construction Management
Poster – Factors Influencing Indoor Air Pollution in Educational Buildings

3rd Place
Winner – Haekyung Im
Faculty Mentor – Ravi Srinivasan
Concentration – Construction Management
Poster – The Impact of Climate Change on a University Campus’ Energy Use: Use of a Machine Learning, Future Weather Data and Building Characteristics

Merit Commendation
Winner – Lindsey Walker
Faculty Mentors – Margaret Portillo and Bryan Franz
Concentration – Interior Design
Poster – Exploring Inter-Team Communications During the Decentralization of the Workplace

MASTERS AWARDS

1st Place
Winner – Yao Xu
Faculty Mentor – Emre Tepe
Concentration – Urban and Regional Planning
Poster – Exploring the Impact of Humidity Factors on Urban Heat Island in Dense Urban Areas Using Spatial Statistical Regression Models

2nd Place
Winner – Xueying Geng
Faculty Mentors – Yi Luo and Hal Knowles
Concentration – Landscape Architecture
Poster – Aesthetic Equity: Promote Social Equity. What can Landscape Architects Do?

Merit Commendation
Winner – Nicolas Del Castillo
Faculty Mentors – Jason Alread and Donna Cohen
Concentration – Architecture
Poster – Building as Last Resort: Maximizing/Decarbonizing Architecture

UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS

1st Place
Winner – Carlos Rio
Faculty Mentor – Michael Kuenstle
Concentration – Architecture
Poster – Iterative Hurricane Shutter Design

Merit Commendation
Winner – Denise Tran
Faculty Mentor – Bahar Armaghani
Concentration – Sustainability and the Built Environment
Poster – Energy Efficiency and Smart Cities

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