Planning, Design and Construction – Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture

Planning, Design and Construction

PLANNING, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Design in Action

The PhD in Planning, Design and Construction degree is available to students wishing to pursue a specialized research or creative agenda. This program consists of coursework tailored to the student’s interests, providing them with an opportunity to deepen their expertise in a particular realm of built environment research. Students work closely with their faculty committee to select courses from across the University to create an individualized educational plan, with a concentration in one of the the College’s five primary disciplines: Architecture, Construction Science, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture or Regional and City Planning. Students have the opportunity to study with leading scholars in the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture, as well as University-wide fields as diverse as Engineering, Geography, History of Science, and more. Graduates of this program are prepared to continue their work in specialized fields, such as professional researchers, post-secondary educators, and non-profit leaders.

Student Work

Zhou, L., Shen, G., Woodfin, T., Chen, T., & Song, K. (2018). “Ecological and economic impacts of green roofs and permeable pavements at the city level: the case of Corvallis, Oregon.” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 61 (3): 430-450.

Zhou, L., Wu, Y., Wu, Y., Zhu, R., Woodfin, T., & Chen, T. (2018). “An approach to evaluate comprehensive plan and identify priority lands for future land use development to conserve more ecological values.” Sustainability, 10 (1).

Funding

Support for incoming PhD students is limited and dependent upon the availability of faculty funding from current sponsored research projects. Please consult the faculty directory and reach out to faculty with whom you are interested in working prior to applying to ensure that 1) funding is available and 2) they are interested in taking you on as an advisee.

Contact

Angela Person

Program Coordinator
a@ou.edu

Apply

For Fall admission, submit applications by April 1

Current Students

Ammara Faisal

Ammara Faisal
Research Interests: The role of environment-behavior (E-B) attributes on instructional methods in higher education
Advisor: Dr. Natalie Ellis
Contact: ammaraarshad@ou.edu

Muzibur Rahman

Muzibur Rahman
Research Interests: Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB), Green Building, and Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Advisor: Dr. Tamera McCuen
Contact: muzibur.rahman@ou.edu

Sara Hajirezaie

Sarah Hajirezaie
Research Interests: Housing, Transportation, and Built Environment in Aging-Friendly Communities
Advisor: Dr. Charles Warnken
Contact: hajirezaiesara@ou.edu

Bill Ridley

Bill Ridley
Research Interests: Market Alternatives to Eminent Domain using a Coasean Matrix-Bargaining Game Approach
Advisor: Dr. Charles Warnken
Contact: bridley1@cox.net

Mina Mahdaviparsa

Mina Mahdaviparsa
Research Interests: BIM-GIS Integration
Advisor: Dr. Tamera McCuen
Contact: mmp@ou.edu, LinkedIn

Sogol Salary

Sogol Salary
Research Interests: School buildings and scheduling renovation/new construction in occupied buildings
Advisor: Dr. Matthew Reyes
Contact: s.salary@ou.edu

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