"I applied to the Scholars program for an opportunity to research ideas of digital architecture with the guidance of a university mentor. I hoped to experience the process of collecting research and reporting my findings in a professional manner. I also hoped to learn how to effectively research something I am interested in to expand my knowledge that I can then apply to my schoolwork throughout the year. I hope to use this experience to better prepare me for graduate school."
Urban and Regional Planning
Research in the field of architecture and how it relates to both academia (the student) and practice (the professional) is my main interest. As the digital world is transforming every facet of our lives, I am interested in seeing the direct effects of technological advancements in the field of architecture. This is particularly relevant to me as I begin the process of applying to graduate school to further my aspirations of becoming a professional architect.
Academic and Other Awards
- President Honor Roll (2010-2011)
- Honor Roll (2008-2009)
- Anderson Scholar of High Distinction (2010)
- Architecture Upper Division Pin-up Process: Top Ten Award (2010)
- Land O Lakes Woman's Club Academic Scholarship (2008)
- National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS)
- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
- American Institute of Architect Students (AIAS)
Teaching Assistant for the School of Architecture- Help taught Design I studio classes (Fall 2010- present), School of Architecture: With NOMAS I work on projects and try to raise awareness for the different architecture clubs on campus. (Including fundraising and tabling), Florida Community Design Center- (Fall 2011).
Hobbies and Interests
- Architecture, education, reading, rock climbing and traveling.
The Effects of Digital Design on the Field of Architecture
Currently the technological age is fundamentally transforming all facets of modern life. These advancements have proliferated the field of architecture as digital design tools and techniques change how we think about applying architecture. Digital media has radically changed architecture into a multimedia phenomenon. With the evolution of the built environment there have been changes not only in construction methods and design processes but also in the expectation of the architect. Through interviews and examining case studies this research examines digitalization’s transformation of what architecture can do in professional practice and its undeniable effects on academia. Looking at how digital design is incorporated into university curriculum may reveal the new importance placed on digitalization. This is particularly relevant to education of future architects, as the education of the architect inevitably must change if we are forced to question man’s place in design.