Sarah Gurevitch

Sarah Gurevitch

Mentor

Dr. Vandana Baweja

College

College of Design, Construction, and Planning

Major

Architecture

Minor

N/A

Organizations

Vice President of The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and executive board position of Architecture Representative in the College of Design, Construction, and Planning Ambassadors (DCPA)

Academic Awards

The University of Florida’s University Scholar Program and Dean’s List every semester at UF

Volunteering

Volunteer for Sharsheret and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation through my sorority chapter

Research Interests

Alternative housing methods and affordable housing

Hobbies and Interests

I am an aspiring architect and tiny house enthusiast who is working towards fluency in Mandarin. Since becoming acquainted with the tiny house movement, I’ve had aspirations to follow a design for change mentality rooted in creating sustainable micro-housing communities in the US and abroad, as well as building low-income housing across the US. As a result of studying abroad in China, my lens has expanded to the global level. I am aware and concerned by the issues that exist today regarding consumption and waste, and I wish to begin tackling them through my research with USP.

Research Project

Florida Domestic Architecture in the 1940’s: Budget House for G.l.s

I plan to examine Florida residential architecture in the 1940’s, and how the Second World War transformed the architecture of homes in Florida, specifically I plan to examine how architects proposed low-cost houses that could be financed through the G.I. bill. I will examine primary sources such as newspapers, architectural drawings, and journal articles in the 1940’s, and secondary sources such as scholarly books. I will look at how architects proposed to cut costs through—outdoor living, modular planning, prefabrication, use of prefinished materials, and the use of new materials that were developed during wartime.