Friday, April 9, 2010
The Isabel Sophia Liceaga Discretionary Fund
Bing Dong and Erica Cochran Announced as Winners
Congratulations BPD PhD student's Bing Dong and Erica Cochran who were chosen as the first recipients of the Isabel Sophia Liceaga Discretionary Fund. Their proposal entitle, "Total Sustainable Urban Environment Performance Studies" proposes "to investigate the design and measured environment performance of a neighborhood in Pittsburgh with the goal to document existing environmental conditions and propose design solutions with a low environmental carbon footprint." Their research will be "integrated into the Architecture Design Studio: The Urban Laboratory's desig studio design project with urban level simulation and measurement tools."
The Isabel Sophia Liceaga Discretionary Fund has been established to support the highest priority needs of the School of Architecture and its constituents. To that end, the Head of the School is soliciting project proposals from the faculty that advance the mission and reputation of the School. A strong emphasis will be placed upon projects that critically engage our students. Upon completion of the project, the recipients of funding will be required to make a public presentation of their work to the School community.
The Isabel Sophia Liceaga Discretionary Fund is open to all current faculty of the School of Architecture.