Teaching

Teaching Awards

  • Teacher of the Year Award (College-wide) | University of Florida, 2016
  • Nancy Perry Teaching Excellence Award | University of Florida. 2014
  • Innovation in Green Design Award | For the development of Net Zero Energy Training Series, US Green Building Council, Massachusetts Chapter, Boston, MA. 2010

New Courses Developed & Delivered

  • Buildings and Energy: Design and Operation vs. Sustainability | EML4930 Undergraduate, EML 6934 Graduate Course in Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Florida. 2014 – Present | Offered as online course via UF Edge Program | Syllabus
  • Building Energy Modeling | BCN 4905 Undergraduate, BCN 5905 Graduate Course in School of Construction Management, College of Design, Construction & Planning, University of Florida. 2011 – Present | Syllabus
  • Net Zero Energy Training Series | 18 Short Courses from concepts to advanced energy and daylight modeling, The Green Roundtable, Boston, MA. 2010 | 175 professionals attended; offered AIA, IES & USGBC continuing credits
  • Building Energy Simulation Analyst Certification Exam & Preparatory Course | Association of Energy Engineers; covers the theory and practice of computerized building energy modeling. Conducted 3-day workshop in Dallas, TX. Attendees included industry professional (KEMA, Alcatel-Lucent), US Department of State, Oregon Department of Energy. 2010
  • Building Energy Modeling Training Program | For LEED EAc1 / ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Appendix G Compliance for WSP Flack + Kurtz, Boston MA. 2010

Courses Delivered 

  • International Sustainable Development | BCN 1582 Undergraduate Course. 2011 – Present | Syllabus
  • Sustainable Construction | BCN 6985 Graduate Course. 2011 | Syllabus
  • Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Studio & Practicum | 2012 – Present | Syllabus: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Studio & Practicum | Spring 2015
Solar Decathlon 2015 – Design, Build and Operate Solar-Powered House
Students: Architecture, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Mechanical Engineering
Co-taught with B. Walters, this studio focuses on the design, build and operating a solar-powered house to be exhibited at the Solar Decathlon 2015.

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Studio & Practicum | Spring 2014
Design, Build and Operate Solar-Powered House
Students: Architecture, Construction Management
Co-taught with T. Smith, this studio focused on exploing one long project in detail, i.e., a sustainable, mixed use high rise in the Bras Basah Neighborhood of Singapore. The project was approximately 65,000 meters sq (700,000 s.f.).

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Studio & Practicum | Spring 2013
Mobile Outreach Hut for UF Office of Sustainability
Students: Architecture, Construction Management
Co-taught with C. Hailey, this studio focused on designing and building an environment- friendly mobile outreach hut for the University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability. Modeled on a bike trailer, this small-scale project allows for intensive exploration of material detail, energy intensity, and cost; project scheduling, and fabrication;, and the relationship between shelter, the human body, and landscape. The studio project provided an opportunity to explore both static and kinetic architectural systems. Throughout the semester, students also gained experience discussing the project with the hut’s user group in a variety of settings, which was analyzed for their climatic, spatial, and formal relation to the mobile unit. Ideas of play and games as educational tools were also investigated within the construct’s components.

View the story on WCJB-TV20; this project was covered in local news
View photos on UF-DCP Facebook page

Studio Student Team: K. Baker, E. Bejarano, T. Cambre, F. Cothron, M. Culp, K. Curry, E. Dawson, D. Ditzel, A. Elrich, S. Gangoyena, R. Hazrati, J. Hong, R. Ledbetter, M. Lentz, C. Moreno, C. Perry, N. Ray, G. Reckenberger, P. Riemer, A. Romero, K. Taus

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Studio & Practicum | Spring 2012
Multi-use Building Program
Students: Architecture, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture
Co-taught with T. Smith, this studio focused on designing a multi-use building program that comprised of 70 housing units, 2 restaurants, 15,000 s.f. of retail and 10,000 s.f. of office space. Public spaces included landscape at ground floor as well as semi public / garden space interspaced within the upper floors of the project.

 

STUDENT ADVISING

PhD Students

  • Committee Chair (6): Z. Wang; A. Komeily; D. Kim; M. Jia; S. Fathi; K. Strauss | School of Construction Management, University of Florida
  • Committee Member: Y. Wang | School of Construction Management, University of Florida
  • Committee Member: J. Alphanso | Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Florida
  • Committee Member: H. Yi | Department of Architecture, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
  • Past – Committee Member: J. Burgett | Currently at Clemson University

Graduate Students

  • M.S. Theses (13) : Masters students in School of Construction Management, Architecture, and Civil Engineering
  • Independent Studies (7) in multi-disciplinary fields

Undergraduate Students

  • Capstone Projects (5)

Service

University Committee

College Committee

School Committee

  • Faculty Advisory Committee | 2014 – Present
  • Computing Committee | 2013 – Present
  • Research Committee | 2011 – Present