Mitchell Clarke

Mitchell Clarke
Mentor: Dr. Bradley Walters
College of Design, Construction, and Planning
"My reason for getting involved with research derived from a link between residents in student housing at the University of Florida and the building they occupy. Specifically I was interested in how the use of facilities and staff help to provide an easy transition for students entering a higher education setting."

Major

Architecture

Minor

N/A

Research Interests

  • Architecture Design
  • Public/Student Housing
  • Sustainability

Academic Awards

  • UF University Scholars Program
  • Florida Bright Futures
  • UFIC Summer Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Dean's List

Organizations

  • Architecture College Council
  • American Institute of Architecture Students
  • National Residence Hall Honorary
  • Dean's List

Volunteer

  • N/A

Hobbies and Interests

  • Architecture Design
  • Sketching
  • Digital Art
  • Musical Performance

Research Description

Link between Spatial Design and Social Responses in Student Housing
Spaces in which living and sleeping occur have a direct, meaningful, and immediate impact on their occupants. As perhaps the broadest way of defining these spaces, the concept of home carries with it a deep and rich history developed over time across a wide range of cultural, social, and climatic contexts. As spaces of temporary occupation, the camp, tent, hotel, hostel, and dormitory each engage certain aspects of the home, but also expand the discourse to also engage important considerations of time, place, and permanence, amongst others. The research will specifically look at the link between social context and students residing in a dormitory. Different methods of spatial organization will be examine and is intended establish a possible series of precedence for future projects.