Mentor: Dr. Nawari
College of Design, Construction, and Planning
"I applied to the Scholars program to challenge myself, knowing I would be applying to get nominated for such an honor would mean that I would have to challenge myself even further than I already had. I want to produce quality work, with a passion and rigor that anyone can clearly see. From this research opportunity, I hope to gain to skills that will last me a lifetime. Working with other students of other majors on a common goal using the same methods will definitively have its challenges, communication skills is an ability I hope to gain from this research opportunity. Fluency in computer software such as Revit to integrate Building Information Modeling in our research is also a key skill I hope to gain from this research. My goals this academic year is to reach the Dean's list, once again this school year, and hopefully for the years to come. Along with grades, I hope to integrate what I am learning from the research into my core studies and vice versa. The relationship between my research and my school work should be very symbiotic and organic and each should be part of the studies I do, which I believe will lead to outstanding and differentiating work."
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Computer Graphics (Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino)
- Florida Bright Futures
- Florida Pre-Paid
- Model United nations Architecture Competition
Hobbies and Interests
- Housing for Low-Income Residents
Understanding the Interplay between Structure and Architecture Using BIM
Dr. Nawari’s proposed research in the College of Design, Construction and Planning uses the many fundamental forces that overlap in both the architectural and engineering fields centered on the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Using software such as Autodesk Revit Architecture and Structure, research students from the engineering and architecture fields work together on the initial stages developing model space and constructing structural systems. This will be done through the Revit Architecture program to be able to incorporate elements of core architectural knowledge and concepts. Following the completion of multiple simple structures which emphasis on particular structural components the architect students will take a lead in expanding upon the space and form of the structures while keeping the basic foundation implemented in each model. The effort of communication between the architecture students and the engineering students will be key as an obvious lapse of understanding will be present during discussion and modification. Through the use of BIM the different elements such as spatial order, form, circulation and enclosure will be finalized and established in each model. The following portion involves moving the models to Revit Structure where the engineering students will now take the front regarding structural systems and components within each model. The program will be used to analyze the set structures and provide feedback to what may need modification to satisfy technical feasibility. Heavy use of the law of statics, material strength and system loads will be utilized to understand each model. Again the communication between each field of study will be most important as the collaboration effort between the two groups is the core of the success of the project. With the initial steps taken, a finish usable structure containing all parts necessary for a building will be the product.