Our nationally ranked FIU School of Architecture research faculty and students’ impactful work was highlighted this past weekend on CBS Saturday Morning News. Featuring the innovative work of our Robotics + Digital Fabrication Lab, our Doctor of Design students, and our renowned faculty.
Professor Thomas Spiegelhalter’s architecture students at FIU School of Architecture are studying how rising sea levels will affect the future of South Florida infrastructures during the hurricane season. In his interview with CBS, he explained how his students are using artificial intelligence to plan future cities, including design scenarios of floating and stilt buildings with resilient green-blue infrastructures from now to the year 2100. These designs show metropolises and structures that mimic natural shapes to withstand future hurricane storms and impact from erosion.
The Robotics and Digital Fabrication Lab, directed by Dr. Shahin Vassigh, is dedicated to advancing the built environment through technological innovation. Dr. Vassigh and post-doctoral candidate Sara Pezeshk have researched the use of 3-D printing to develop bio-tiles that can reduce coastal erosion and counteract the negative impacts of sea-level rise.
The work done by the FIU School of Architecture supports FIU’s Distinction for Environmental Resilience and works with community organizations to develop and implement solutions-centered initiatives focused on sustainable cities and communities, especially for South Florida during the hurricane season.
To read more about the article published by CBS, click on the link in our bio! https://www.instagram.com/p/C7zvAy_vn7E/ and https://www.cbsnews.com/news/florida-architects-prepare-hurricane-season-future-storms-invest-now-or-pay-later/?intcid=CNM-00-10abd1h