Dr. Xu's research interests focus on integrative and comparative studies of feng-shui, application of systems philosophy, cultural models and spatial design in built environments, integration of architecture and landscape, prehistoric landscape setting patterns in the US Southwest, climate challenges, fire and post-fire debris/mudflow events, and landform patterns of high impact areas from the 2013 historic Colorado floods. Her research articles have been published in the top refereed journals in her field, including 'Journal of Architectural and Planning Research' and 'Landscape Journal.' Her publications are mostly in English with some in Chinese, and others translated into German and Portuguese.
integrative and comparative studies, feng-shui, cultural models, spatial design, integration of architecture and landscape, prehistoric landscape setting patterns, cultural landscape, landform patterns, debris, mudflow, fire events, postfire-debris-flow sequence, climate challenges
ENVD 4100 - Advanced Design Lab 1
Design lab exploring new and emerging themes in design. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours.
ENVD 4112 - Architectural Graphics 1
Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
Illustrates techniques of graphics communication and presentation for architectural design. Includes advanced delineation and use of color.
ENVD 4300 - Advanced Design Lab 2
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
Design lab exploring new and emerging themes in design. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.