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College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Students

Joslynn Jones McLaughlin (Regional and Community Development and Design; Chair: Mickey Lauria) email: joslynm@clemson.edu Joslynn McLaughlin Joslynn McLaughlin holds a M.S. in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University (2012) and a B.S in Economics from the University of West Florida (2002).  She has a diverse career history including military, business management, non-profit finance, and teaching.  Her research interests include community-based development organizations, community vision and redevelopment, affordable housing in small South Carolina communities, development of tourism apart from the larger city, development of a strong plan for a vibrant small town Main Streets, and sustainable development in Small Town America. Further interests include overseas (specifically in China) small business enterprise, transportation, and non-profit contributions to the local community.

Krista Evans. (Regional and Community Development and Design, Chair: Cliff Ellis ). email: kristamevans@gmail.com

Krita Evanvs Krista Evans holds a M.S. in Environmental and Cultural Resource Management from Central Washington University (2014) and a B.S. in Geography from Northern Michigan University (2001). Krista is most interested in examining the tiny/small house movement and its resulting social and economic implications.

Nakisha Fouch (Restoration, Sustainability + Land Ecology; Chair: Caitlin Dyckman). email: nfouch@clemson.edu
Nakisha Fouch Nakisha Fouch is a 2012 graduate of Clemson University. While at Clemson, she earned her Master's degree in City and Regional Planning with a concentration in GIS. Formerly, Kisha attended The Ohio State University and Brevard College where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Ecology, respectfully. After finishing her Master degree, she worked for Clemson University in the office of Cyberinfrastructure and Technology Integration (CITI). Her pursuits while working for CITI and currently include data management, environmental planning, and land conservation instruments as they relate to spatial analysis across multiple disciplines. 

Mellone F. Long. (Regional and Community Development and Design; Chair: Mickey Lauria) email: mellonl@clemson.edu
Mellone Long Mellone has worked as a planner in various capacities for the last fifteen years in Lorain, OH; Fort Myers, FL; and Greenville, SC. She has a Bachelor in Urban Management from Cleveland State University. She also received her Masters in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 1998. Mellone is most interested in how planning ethics impact various disciplines and the communities in which they try to function.

Mostafa Hashem (Technology, Materials + Construction Processes; Chair: Carlos Barrios) email: mostafh@clemson.edu
Mostafa Hashem Mostafa has a background in Architecture Engineering. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of Technology, Iraq, in 2006, he traveled to Pulau Penang, Malaysia, where he obtained his master's degree in Building Technology at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (University of Science, Malaysia), in 2008. Mostafa is interested in pursuing multidisciplinary research. He is interested in geometry and innovative computational tools. In particular, he is concentrating on the generation and shape representation of architectural form. He is currently working under the direction of Dr. Barrios.

Nixon Wonoto (Technology, Materials + Construction Processes; Chair: Vincent Blouin) email: nwonoto@clemson.edu Nixon Wonoto Nixon Wonoto has a background in architecture. Nixon completed his Bachelor of Architecture from University of Pelita Harapan in 2009. He then continued to pursue his Master of Science degree in Digital Design and Manufacturing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, completed in 2011. His Master's thesis project dealt with the integration of parametric design and structural analysis for analyzing deployable origami tessellation. The papers of his thesis project have been published in eCAADe, CAD13 and ICSA conference with each paper focusing on different aspects related to structural, geometric scripting, and interoperability between parametric and finite element systems and the workflow of the biological inspired and origami design for architecture. Nixon has more than 6 years experience in 3D solid and parametric modeling, animations and geometric scripting. Nixon's research will be directed toward studying the existing collaborative process between architects and structural engineers as the guideline to develop the integration of the parametric and finite element systems for early design evaluation and optimization. 

Yang Song (Restoration, Sustainability + Land Ecology; Chair: Matthew Powers) email: yangs@clemson.edu
Yang Song Yang Song had his Bachelor of Agriculture degree in Landscape Design from Beijing Forestry University in 2011, and completed his Master of Landscape Architecture from Clemson University in 2013. Yang is passionate about creating natural environment in urban areas. His interest lies in the area of landscape ecology and environmental psychology. Currently, he is working on developing design guidelines for integrating educational and play theories in learning landscape design.

Courtney Grunninger Bonney. (Restoration, Sustainability + Land Ecology; Chair: Robert Benedict). email: cgrunni@clemson.edu Courtney Bonney Courtney Grunninger Bonney earned her Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Community Planning from Auburn University in 2009. Following graduation, she worked at a Regional Planning Commission in Columbus, GA as a community planner focusing on community development and revitalization of historic downtowns. Courtney’s research at Clemson University focuses on the relationship between place attachment and historic preservation and its impacts on development and revitalization within historic districts.

Shan Jiang. (Built Environment and Health; chair: Matthew Powers). email: uovashan@gmail.com melanie duffey Shan Jiang completed her Bachelor of Agriculture in Landscape Architecture from Beijing Forestry University in 2009, and her Master of Landscape Studies from Tongji University in 2012. During her graduate study, Shan was an exchange student at Department of Landscape of Virginia Tech for 2010 Fall semester. Shan has a multidisciplinary background of architecture, landscape design, planting design and tourism planning. As the main designer, Shan has gained a wealth of experience from several projects, including city park, urban plaza and agricultural park for public tourism. Shan will work on the healing environment in her doctorate study at PDBE program. She also cares about the relationship between visual factors and design for healther life.

John Lattimore. (Regional and Community Development and Design; Chair: Mickey Lauria).  email: jlattim@clemson.edu John Lattimore John Lattimore has a background in architecture and history, with an MArch from U of Tennesee, MA Journalism from U of Memphis, and a BA in History from U of Tennesee.  John is broadly interested in affordable housing, social and environmental planning and design. More specifically he would like to research neighborhood models and the incorporation of affordable housing, both faith-based and secular programs.

Arash Soleimani. (Technology, Materials and Construction Processes; Chair: Keith Green). email: asoleim@clemson.edu arash soleimani Arash Soleimani is a Graduate Assistant and Ph.D. student in PDBE (Planning, Design & the Built Environment) at the School of Architecture, Clemson University. He is concentrating on “Architectural Robotics”.

Arash has a background in architecture. After achieving a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering from Isfahan University of Art, Iran in 2008, he completed a post-professional M.Arch Degree in Design at Nottingham University, U.K. in 2010 working from then as a researcher at Rushcliffe Solar, U.K. His Master’s Dissertation is titled ‘Responsive and Interactive Environments in Museums’ (Managing responsiveness and interactivity within museums and exhibitions in a new fashion). It was supervised by Dr. Jonathan Hale, University of Nottingham. He initially examined the philosophy of multi-sensory experiences followed by multi-sensational architecture and finally considering the integration of modern technologies.

Arash is currently pursuing a multidisciplinary Ph.D. within the Research Institute, iMSE (Intelligent Materials, Systems & Environments) under the direction of Professor Keith Evan Green in collaboration and partnership with the faculty and students in Electrical & Computing Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering and Human Factors Psychology. The objective of his doctoral research is to focus on the design, prototyping and evaluation of “Architectural Robotics” (computation embedded in the built environment along with the development of digital interactions whilst exploring new architectural paradigms). His architecture focuses on intelligent forms while inventing new possibilities for content and everyday use; it is a concept of futurism through a persistent investigation of the symbiotic potentials in nature and technology.

George Schafer. (Technology, Materials + Construction Processes; Chair: Keith Green).  email: gschafe@clemson.edu george schafer headshot George Schafer has a background in architecture. After receiving a BA in Architecture from Clemson University in 1992, George achieved a M.Arch at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1996. George's research interest lies in the intersection between emerging technology and the design of environments, and more specifically, on the role intelligent environments might play in transforming one of our most enduring public institutions - the library. A broad goal of his research is to explore how designers, through environments that are integrated with emerging and futuristic technologies, could lead libraries into a new paradigm of customer service that is technology-focused.

Deborah Franqui. (Built Environment and Health; Chair: Dina Battista).

Jorge Mata Otero. (Regional and Community Development and Design; Chair: Mickey Lauria).  email: Jorgem@clemson.edu

Lei Hua (Restoration, Sustainability + Land Ecology; Chair: Mary Padua)hua2@clemson.edu

Maryam Hamidpour (Technology, Materials + Construction Processes; Chair: Vincent Blouin) email: mhamidp@clemson.edu

Steen Stovall. (Built Environment + Health; chair: Stephen Verdeber).  email: sstoval@clemson.edu

Tao Guan. (Regional and Community Development and Design; chair: Tom Springer). email: tguan@g.clemson.edu

Valerie Lynn Hammett. (Regional and Community Development and Design; chair: Mickey Lauria).

Yixiao Wang (Technology, Materials and Construction Processes; Chair: Keith Green).

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