Architecture faculty member selected as Fulbright Specialist

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Apr 17, 2014

Architecture Associate Professor David Rockwood
Architecture Associate Professor David Rockwood

UH Mānoa School of Architecture Associate Professor David Rockwood has been selected for a Fulbright Specialist's project in Vietnam at Danang University of Technology during the summer of 2014, according to the U.S. Department of State and J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

His research will focus on the examination of existing Vietnamese housing stock, and evolution of new techniques for constructing affordable and sustainable housing in the country.

"I am most honored to have been selected for the Fulbright grant, and look forward to collaboration with faculty at Danang University of Technology," said Rockwood. "With our project focusing on housing stock in Vietnam, this study is timely and important to help provide new housing solutions in this rapidly growing country."

Rockwood is one of over 400 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad this year through the Fulbright Specialist's Program. Created in 2000 to complement the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program, it provides short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) to prominent U.S. faculty and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at post secondary, academic institutions around the world.

The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over its 60 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have taught, studied or conducted research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States. Over 285,000 emerging leaders in their professional fields have received Fulbright awards, including individuals who later became heads of government, Nobel Prize winners, and leaders in education, business, journalism, the arts and other fields.

Rockwood is a resident of the McCully/Moiliili area.