Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Architectural Design"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2013 - DURI
Research area(s):
Architecural Engineering / Interior Design
Project Description:
Purdue is testing a device called the Biowall that is a living wall of plants integrated with the HVAC system of a buildiong to improve indoor air quality and potentially reduce energy consumption. The Biowall is being evaluated as part of a student competition sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency called the EPA P3.
Expected Student Contributions:
The Architectural design student will be looking at functional and aesthetic aspects of designing a Biowall into a residence. The student will also travel with the Purdue team to the EPA P3 competition in Washington, DC in the Spring of 2014.
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Desired Qualifications:
GPA > 3.0, junior standing or higher, graduation May 2014 or later, coursework in construction drawings, architectural design, energy analysis, building codes, or related fields
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Hutzel, William
mechanical engineering technology

Student Supervisor

Dan Newkirk
graduate student

Cooperating Faculty

Ming Qu
Architectural Engineering