Architecture Doctoral Student Profiles

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Current Students

M. Clay Adams, RA, LEED AP (Architecture PhD)

Degrees:
BArch, Texas Tech university
MA, Sustainable Development, Southern Methodist University

M. Clay Adams

Advisor: Mark Gillem

Research Interests:
Clay’s research is focused on the economics of land-use policy, specifically, comparing form-based codes to segregated land-use zoning.

Licensed Architect (2005)

Prior experience:
HKS Architects, Dallas, Texas, 1999-2006
MCA Design Group, Managua, Nicaragua, 2007-2010
Perkins + Will, Houston, Texas, 2010-2012
 



Sadiqa Al Awadh (Architecture PhD)

Degrees:
BArch, Kuwait University
MArch, Sustainable Building Design and Performance, University College

Sadiqa Al Awadh

Advisor: Ihab Elzeyadi

Research Interests:
Sadiqa’s research looks at how architecture can act as a mediating component between quantitative instrumental, and physiological health effective aspects and the qualitative psychological perception aspects of light to enhance occupant wellbeing. Assessing the architectural parameters that influence daylight availability; investigating occupants physiological and psychological responses to daylight exposure received.

Publications:
Al Awadh, Sadiqa, and Ihab Elzeyadi. “Passive Low Energy Architecture: Design to Thrive Conference (PLEA).” Chronobiological Aspects of a Window: A Pilot Study, 2017.

Al Awadh, Sadiqa, and Ihab Elzeyadi. “The Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) and the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) International Conference.” Architectural Research for a Global Community: Daylighting beyond Instrumentality and Dynamic Metrics, 2018.
 



Pamanee Chaiwat (Architecture PhD)

Degrees:
BArch, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
MArch, University of Washington, Seattle

Pamanee Chaiwat

Advisor: Mark Gillem

Research Interests:
Chaiwat’s research focus areas are architecture and race, places, and social equity. She works with Professor Hajo Neis to develop Refugee Pattern Language specifically refugee housing and inclusive neighborhoods. In her dissertation, Chaiwat investigates refugee resettlement and inclusivity in US refugee-receiving cities. She examines roles of architecture as a manifestation of identity and media of integration. Pamanee Chiawat is a licensed architect in Thailand. She also explores a connection of physical spaces and virtual space of social media activities. Particularly, she looks at how virtual space impacts and benefits disadvantaged groups and marginalized communities.
 



Lyndsey Deaton (Architecture PhD)

Degrees:
BS Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology
M Building Science Construction, Auburn

Certifications:
Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design, Building Design + Construction
Project Management Professional Certification #1722330

Lyndsey Deaton

Advisor: Mark Gillem

Research Interests:
Lyndsey is interested in the social implications of architecture at the urban scale. Her dissertation investigates how children respond to the spatial impacts of development-induced displacement and resettlement (DIDR) in three rapidly growing cities (Manila, Hyderabad, and Houston). She is the Associate Director of the Urban Design Lab at the University of Oregon. In practice, she is a senior architect and urban planner at the Urban Collaborative with projects across the United States, the Middle- and Far East, and Africa. Deaton understands how design can be used to empower communities. Her systems-based planning solutions for sustainable communities were featured in Architect Magazine (2011) and received awards such as the Lafarge Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction (2012), the APA’s Outstanding Collaborative Planning Project (2016), the Mayor’s Choice Award, City of Eugene (2017), the Julie and Roxy Dixon Fellowship (2017), and the Sasakawa Young Leadership Foundation Fellowship (SYLFF) (2018).

blogs.uoregon.edu/drdeaton
Curriculum Vitae

Publications:
Deaton, Lyndsey. “Freedman’s Town versus Frenchtown: A Spatial History of Black Settlements in Houston, TX,” in Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, Eugene, OR: Spring 2020.

Gillem, Mark and Lyndsey Deaton. “New Traditions of Placemaking in Central-West Africa.” Whose Tradition. Ed. AlSayyad, Nezar, Mark Gillem, and David Moffat. London: Routlegde, 2017.

Gillem, Mark and Lyndsey Pruitt. “Security, Surveillance and the New Landscapes of Migration.” Ethno-Architecture and the Politics of Migration. Ed. Mirjana Lozanovska. London: Routledge, 2016.



Nasrin Golshany (Architecture PhD)

Degrees:
MLA, Shahrood University of Technology, Iran
BArch, Shahrood University of Technology, Iran

Nasrin Golshany

Advisor: Ihab Elzeyadi

Research Interests:
Nasrin Golshany is a graduate employee (research assistant) at the High Performance Environments Lab (HiPE). Her research works focus on understanding the relationship between the built environment and health outcomes. She is interested in interdisciplinary approaches to improve health and well being outcomes in healthcare environments. She holds a master degree in Landscape Architecture and currently works on evidence-based healthcare design with a main focus on the role of indoor environmental quality in enhancing and improving quality of life for elderly people in assisted living facilities (ALFs).

Publications:
Golshani, N., Ghamari, H., & Pesarakali, H, (2020). Therapeutic Outdoor Designed Attributes of Assisted Living Facilities and the Positive Impact on the Quality of Life of Residents. International Conference of Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA51), Phoenix, Arizona

Golshani, N., Ghamari, H., & Nazari, Z., (2020) Practical Methods in Maintaining and Improving Traditional Rural Environments, Case Study: Kharv Village, Hawaii International Conference on Art and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii

Nazari, Z., & Golshani, N., (2020) Landscape improvement of ‘Tarik darreh’ area in Hamadan city, Iran, Hawaii International Conference on Art and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii
 



Antonio Pietro Latini (Architecture PhD)

Degrees:
MS in Architecture and Urban Design, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture and Planning.
Dottore in Architettura cum laude (professional, terminal degree, emphasis in Urban Planning), Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Facoltà di Architettura.

Antonio Pietro Latini

Advisor: James Tice

Research Interests:
Sustainable urban design; environmental aesthetics

Publications:
“From Mathematics to Urbanistics” and “The best of both worlds. Colin Rowe’s dialectical liberalism” in Hurtt, Steven; Latini, Antonio Pietro; Tice, James (eds.), The Urban Design Legacy of Colin Rowe, ORO Editions, San Francisco. (2020 exp.)

“Le politiche urbanistiche nel Lazio e la maledizione dei suoli edificabili”, Urbanistica informazioni, 266 (2016).

“Rome, its region and the regeneration of the «light city»”, CSE Journal, 2 (2016).

 



Manas Murthy (Architecture PhD)

Degrees:
BArch, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
MA, Sustainable Urbanism, University of Wales
MA, Urban Design, Cardiff University

Manas Murthy

Advisor: Howard Davis

Research Interests:
“Instrumentality of Citizen Engagement for Urban Design,” investigating how citizen engagement is ‘performed’ and leveraged by different actors involved in urban development in India. Citizen engagement has seen renewed interest in urban politics, recent urban development projects by more privatized / corporatized delivery mechanisms, activism by the urban middle-class and intellectual groups and a series of ‘grassroots’ initiatives led by diverse professional agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Publications:
Murthy, M., Arora, V. (2017) A New New Delhi? Re-Examining Areas of Conflict between Conservation and Redevelopment of Lutyens’ Delhi. In dos Santos, J. R. eds. (2017). Preserving transcultural heritage: your way or my way?: questions on authenticity, identity and patrimonial proceedings in the safeguarding of architectural heritage created in the meeting of cultures.

Arora, V. and Murthy, M. (2016). Re‐discovering Uttarkhand’s Cultural Identity: Issues for consideration during post‐disaster reconstruction. In Johnson, C. and the Conference Scientific Committee (eds) (2015). Reconstruction and Recovery in Urban Contexts. Conference proceedings. 7th International i-Rec 2015, London, UK. Montreal: Groupe de recherche IF, GRIF, Université de Montréal. ISBN: 978-2-9815234-1-9

Jigyasu, R., Murthy, M., Boccardi, G., Marrion, C., Douglas, D., King, J., O’Brien, G. and UNISDR (2013). Heritage and Resilience: Issues and Opportunities for Reducing Disaster Risks.
 



Niyati S. Naik (Architecture PhD)

Degrees:
MArch, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
BArch, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India

Niyati S. Naik

Advisor: Ihab Elzeyadi

Research Interests:
Niyati's doctoral research focuses on investigating the impact of building envelope dynamic/movable solar screens on occupant’s thermal perception in perimeter offices shaded by these screens and their cumulative impacts on improving occupant’s satisfaction in buildings and reducing energy consumption. She employed research methods such as; experimental simulations in computational environment and experiments in full-scale, screen shaded prototype test-cells involving human subjects, to address the following research questions: (1) compared to an optimized static/non-movable screen, how differently do dynamic screens impact occupant’s thermal perception? and (2) how can EDSc be designed to induce occupant’s thermal pleasure and maintain it?

Niyati's broader research interests are in the areas of sustainability and sustainable building design, historic preservation of cultural landscapes, and occupant behavior modelling for building design.

Publications:  
Naik, N. & Elzeyadi, I. (2020, September). Impact of Static and Dynamic Screens on Indoor Thermal Environment and Predicted Thermal Comfort: An exploration using full-scale experimental set-ups. In proceedings of Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) 2020 Conference held in A Coruna, Spain.

Naik, N. & Elzeyadi, I. (2020, March). External Dynamic Screens for Thermal Delight and ‘Alliesthesia’”. In the proceedings of Associate Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) 108th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA.

Naik, N. & Elzeyadi, I. (2020, February). Investigating the impacts of Solar Screens on Occupant’s Thermal Comfort: An Observational Field Study. In proceedings of American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers Winter Conference, ASHRAE Transactions, Volume 126, Part 1.



Hooman Parhizkar (Architecture PhD)

Degrees:
B, Architectural Engineering, University of Kashan
MS, Architectural Technology, Shahid Beheshti University

Hooman Parhizkar

Advisor: Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

Research Interests:
Hooman Parhizkar is a PhD student in architecture at the university of Oregon and a research fellow at the Institute for Health in the Built Environment. He holds a master of science degree in architectural technology and currently focuses on modifying botanical bio-filters for their highest removal efficiency, aiming at promoting indoor air quality and energy consumption through "Phytoremediation" and the consequent benefits for environmental and occupational health and well-being.

 

Publications:
Hooman Parhizkar, I. E. (2020). Investigating the Impact of Plant Phytoremediation on Indoor Air Quality in Work Environments: A Meta-Analysis. Ahrae Winter Conference. Orlando, FL: Ahrae (Accepted).

Hooman Parhizkar, R. A. (2019). Double Skin Façade with Azolla; Ventilation, Indoor Air Quality and Thermal Performance Assessment. Journal of Cleaner Production (Under Review).

Hooman Parhizkar, R. A. (2017). Green facade system for indoor air purification.
 



Subik Kumar Shrestha (Architecture PhD)

Degrees:
BArch, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
MS, Architecture, Kansas State University

Subik Kumar Shrestha

Advisor: Howard Davis

Research Interests:
Subik is investigating the urban morphological transformation of Eugene, OR from 1850 to 2018. His specific focus is to analyze, first, the role of specific historical forces in shaping the street configuration and retail business structure and second, the relationship between the two as the city evolved. The research framework is based on fundamental theories/models related to space syntax, Conzenian urban morphology, urban history, and retail business structure. Subik is currently the copy-editor for a series entitled “Reflections on the Built Environment and Associated Practices” (RBEAP) that focuses on issues related to the urbanism of Nepal.

http://krex.k-state.edu

Publications:
(2018) “An experiment on the implications of a scientific investigation of street-network configuration for earthquake preparedness and planning: space syntax analysis of the Kathmandu Valley’s inner ringroad area.” In: RBEAP v. 3, Ch 5.

(2016) “Traditional architectural and urban design of the Kathmandu Valley: Lessons for a phenomenological approach to understanding and creating sociable urban place.” In: RBEAP v. 2, Ch 1.

(2016) Ramblers and Settlers: Streets as Determinants of Urbanism and Urban Life for Kathmandu. Spaces Nepal, v. 12 (4), 20-27.



Recent Graduates

Belal Abboushi (PhD, 2018)

Senior Associate Lighting Research Engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Additional Degrees:
Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Al-Abayt University, Jordan
Master of Design and Energy Conservation, University of Arizona

Belal Abboushi

Advisor: Ihab Elzeyadi

Research Interests:
During his PhD program Belal was involved in a number of post-occupancy evaluations at the High Performance Environments Lab (HiPE), that examined indoor environmental quality in office and educational buildings. His dissertation investigated the effect of sunlight pattern/ patch geometry on occupant's visual comfort and visual interest in daylit offices.

“I chose the University of Oregon for my PhD for it's strong emphasis on sustainable design. The expertise of the faculty, the available facilities, and the research support from the department and the University of Oregon created a great atmosphere for my doctoral studies and research.” – Belal Abboushi PhD., 2018

Publications:
Abboushi, B., Elzeyadi, I., Taylor, R., & Sereno, M. (2018). Perceptual Response to Fractal Light Patterns. In IES Annual Conference 2018, Boston.

Abboushi, B., & Elzeyadi, I. (2018) "A Study of Visual Comfort Under Different Sunlight Patterns in Office Spaces”, forthcoming in ARCC EAAE 2018, Philadelphia.

Abboushi, B., Elzeyadi, I., Van Den Wymelenberg, K., & Jacobsen, G. “Do Visually Interesting Sunlight Patterns Impact Occupant's Perceived Glare in Daylit Offices?” Included in IES Light + Human Health Research Symposium 2018 Proceedings, April 8-10, 2018, Atlanta, GA.
 



Christina Bollo (PhD, 2015)

Assistant Professor of Architecture at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Additional Degrees:
BA, English Literature, University of North Carolina
MArch, University of Oregon

Christina Bollo

Advisor: Mark Gillem

Research Interests:
Christina’s research focuses on the manifestation of housing policy on design. Currently, she investigates the tradeoffs between autonomy and community for the residents of Permanent Supportive Housing. She teaches an active-learning course in Health, Wellbeing and Architecture and graduate-level design studios.

“I chose University of Oregon for my PhD because of the focus on holistic sustainability.  I was able to teach and develop my own courses as I worked on my degree.” – Christina Bollo

Publications:
Bollo, C.S. and Cole, R.J., 2019. "Decoupling climate-policy objectives and mechanisms to reduce fragmentation," Building Research & Information, 47(2), pp.219-233.

Bollo, C, T. Collins. “Power of Words,” Proceedings from the ARCC Spring Research Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 15, 2017.

Bollo, C. “Neither Here Nor There,” Proceedings from the ARCC Spring Research Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 6–9, 2015.

Additional Publications



Thomas Collins (PhD, 2015)

Assistant Professor of Architecture at Ball State University

Additional Degrees:
BArch, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
BS, Building Science, Rensselaer polytechnic Institute
MArch, University of Oregon

Thomas Collins

Advisor: Alison Kwok

Research Interests:
Thomas Collins’ Dissertation research at UO was a mixed-methods study on the influence of design, building operations, and occupant behavior on plug load electricity use in campus residence halls. Research interests include a field study of indoor environmental quality in active learning classrooms field conditions and occupant responses compared with industry benchmarks, as well as special interests in green design, sustainability, and net-zero energy design. Thomas has taught architecture at Boston Architectural College, University of Oregon, and Ball State University and worked professionally in Boston for firms including Payette. Currently Thomas is a LEED AP, a registered architect in MA, and a member of the AIA. Currently Thomas is the Treasurer and a member of the board for the Society of Building Science Educators.

Publications:
Collins, T. (2013). Campus buildings and student engagement in institutional sustainability efforts. In C. Jarrett, K. Kim, & N. Senske (Eds.), The Visibility of Research. Proceedings of the ARCC 2013 Architectural Research Conference, Charlotte, NC, 27-30 March (pp. 442-448). Charlotte, NC: UNC Charlotte.

Collins, T. (2012). Behavior, Comfort, and Energy Consumption: in Student Residence Halls: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Collins, T. (2012). A research protocol for a field study of behavior, comfort, and energy consumption in student residence halls. In R. Klein, R. Hayes, & V. Ebbert (Eds.), The Place of Reseach, The Research of Place. Proceedings of the 2010: ARCC/EAAE 2010 International Architectural Research Conference, Washington, D.C., 24-26 June (pp. 444-450). Washington, D.C.: ARCC.



Maria Isabel Rivera (PhD, 2019)

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Universidad de Concepción, Chile

Additional Degrees:
BArch, University of Concepcion, Chile
MArch, University of Washington

Certifications:
PHIUS CPHC #2846

Maria Isabel Rivera

Advisor: Alison Kwok

Research Interests:
Isabel's research focused on indoor environmental quality in school buildings. She investigated thermal comfort and indoor air quality conditions in naturally ventilated primary schools in Southern Chile. Her study helped better understand the perceptions of children and teachers to the physical classroom conditions and to characterize how indoor environmental quality is related to socioeconomic status, home conditions, and health.

Journal Publications:
Schewiker, M., André, M., Al-Atrash, A., et al (2020). Evaluating assumptions of scales for subjective assessment of thermal environments – do laypersons perceive them the way, we researchers believe? Energy and Buildings. Published: 15/03/2020.

Mhuireach, G., G.Z., Brown, Kline, J., Manandhar, D., Moriyama, M., Northcutt, D., Rivera, M.I., and Van Den Wymelenberg, K., (2020). Lessons learned from implementing night ventilation of mass in a next-generation smart building. Energy and Buildings. Published: 15/01/2020.

Schewiker, M., Abdul-Zahra, A., André, M. et al (2019). The Scales Project, a cross-national dataset on the interpretation of thermal perception scales. Nature, Scientific Data, 6, 289 (2019). Published: 26/11/2019.



Sean-Michael Kelly (PhD, 2020)

Degrees:
BArch, University of Kansas
MArch, University of Kansas

Sean-Michael Kelly

Advisor: Mark Gillem

Research Interests:
Sean Michael’s Ph.D. research centered on the Department of Defense's (DoD) wholesale adoption of antiterrorism design standards across their incredibly diverse portfolio. After a succession of vehicle bombs targeting U.S. government buildings in the 1980s and 1990s, the fear of another attack coupled with the political fear of perceived inaction led the DoD to publish new policy. This policy provides design guidance on everything from project siting to a building’s materiality and interior layout. The questions I ask in my dissertation are how these standards, which aim to counter terrorism, are influencing the urban morphologies and building typologies of the U.S.

 

 


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