Sara Khorshidifard

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Sara Khorshidifard

Position: Assistant Professor
Department of Architecture & Environmental Design
Phone: 419-372-2068
Email: skhorsh@bgsu.edu
Address: Office: 112 Park Avenue

WHAT I DO

I teach architecture and urban design studios and taught computer-aided drawing classes in the past. In addition, I developed a seminar on Public Interest Design that I teach to freshman and I am also an affiliate faculty at the American Culture Studies (ACS) program, which is housed within BGSU’s School of Cultural and Critical Studies.

Education

Ph.D. in Architecture, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, UWM, 2012
Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture, University of Tehran, 2006
Continuous Master in Architecture (including Bachelor), Qazvin Azad University, 2003

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research focuses on how to create resilient cities driven by placemaking and by enhancing community’s connections to places.  I am interested in projects that help building and revitalizing urban communities, particularly those that help building the processes and structures for inclusion that nurture people’s relationship with their environments.  My research explores a wide range of urban contexts: already thriving and resilient, or those that are failing, dwindling, paradoxical, congested, or forgotten.  I am currently looking into urban projects with local impacts and greater capacities for community engagement.