Gabriela Quadri

Gabriela Quadri
Mentor: Dr. Nawari Nawari
College of Design, Construction and Planning
"Initially I got involved with the research program because I wanted to get more out of one of my architectural classes. I then approached my professor in the hopes that I would find something and he offered to help me get into research. The research program supplemented my architectural education as well as broadened my horizons because I was able to work with students with different majors and start to understand their field of study as well as further delve into my own."





Research Interests

  • Modular Architecture
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Engineering, Architecture, and Construction Management Interactions

Academic Awards

  • Florida Bright Futures Medallion Scholar
  • UF University Scholars Program
  • UF Dean's List


  • N/A


  • Habitat for Humanity

Hobbies and Interests

  • Running
  • Cooking
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Swimming

Research Description

Understanding the Interplay between Structure and Architecture Using BIM
In today's environment, computers and advanced technology play an important supporting role. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one of the most promising advances in the industries of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) and is therefore the focus of this research. This research will introduce BIM beyond the traditional classroom view and will also introduce outside majors to how construction today has been simplified by the use of BIM. Not only that, considering the research is conducted in between majors such as architecture, industrial engineering, and structural engineering, it will provide a better understanding of how this can be used effectively in a real world environment to efficiently finish a major project seamlessly. This research also introduces the idea of modular design. Modular design is increasingly popular because it not only simplifies an architectural work but it allows for the understanding of outside occupations. Designing a simple design that can be multiplied laterally and vertically allows for a simpler design process as well as a clear understanding of what a project is about as well as what it could become.