IDX — Integrated Design Experience
Developing Sustainable Solutions That Address Real World Issues
To pioneer and catalyze changes to the infrastructure and built environment that facilitate a sustainable future. Our goal is to develop and deliver the professionals, scholarship, and leadership necessary for society to realize the materials, fuels, products and infrastructure of our sustainable future by improving our natural resource use while being economically viable, socially acceptable, and aesthetically pleasing.
The Integrated Design Experience will focus on real projects, serving as a supplement to actual ongoing design and construction with the possibility to enhance the owners, industry and communities. Our version of a sustainable design experience will address challenging design focused projects that require an integration of disciplines to develop inspired designs. This program will unite both undergraduate (seniors) and graduate (MS) from a variety of design and engineering disciplines. Similar level students from supporting disciplines depending on the project requirements will augment these groups. These may include landscape architecture (low impact development), engineering management (minimizing life-cycle costs) electrical engineering (distributed renewable energy), computer science (human interface development), etc. Project outcomes will include comprehensive project design, analysis of complex components, and practice-oriented journal papers