Alia Fadel (M.L.A. ’09, Ph.D. ARCH ’18) Receives 2019 ARCC Dissertation Award Honorable Mention

Alia Fadel (M.L.A.’09, Ph.D. ARCH ’18) is a recipient of a 2019 ARCC Dissertation Award Honorable Mention for her doctoral research entitled “Transitional Cultured-Nature: A Comprehensive Framework of Biophilic Analysis Investigating On-Campus Restorative Intervals for Student Stress Mitigation.”

The Architectural Research Centers Consortium Dissertation Award is intended to honor significant new research in architecture and environmental design and to recognize the achievement of an emerging scholar. Fadel’s doctoral dissertation was selected for this honorable mention based on the quality of the research, the potential impact of the research in the field, and the strength of the writing and presentation of the research.

Fadel is an architect and landscape architect with a specialization in Interval Biophilic Restoration in urban settings and collegiate campuses. She earned both her Master of Landscape Architecture and Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture degrees at Illinois Tech. She currently serves as an architectural educator, a biophilic design consultant, and an ethnographic observation specialist.