Aug '08 - Jul '09
I just completed formatting my thesis document in its entirety - essentially it's done - and I thought I'd celebrate by posting my Acknowledgements page from the front of the document here. In case it's not clear, I'm thanking pretty much everyone, including all of you.
I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Graduate Building Science Faculty at the USC School of Architecture, without whom this thesis would not have been possible. Specifically, I would like to thank my Thesis Committee Chair, Program Director and Professor Marc Schiler, and Second Chair, PhD Director and Professor Doug Noble, for their outstanding guidance, mentorship, perspective and sense of humor throughout this whole process.
I would also like to thank my other committee members; Professor Murray Milne, for his expertise and pragmatism; and Founder and Creator of Archinect.com Paul Petrunia, for his vision and outside-the-box thinking.
Measuring the effectiveness of an interactive Web site is only possible if that Web site has visitors and beta testers. For that reason, I would like to thank my virtual and ephemeral friends at Archinect.com; my colleagues and friends at the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation; my social-networking addicted friends on Facebook.com; my classmates and friends in the USC School of Architecture; and my terrestrial family and friends in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Los Angeles, the South Pole and beyond for their enthusiastic compliance with my imploring emails, blog posts, and status updates. Without the encouragement, participation, and feedback of these parties, the design and mission of the Web site would have been futile and one-dimensional. In fact, without the inspiration of these people, I would never have sought a Graduate degree or conceived of this project in the first place.
Last but not least I would like to thank my parents, my boyfriend, my roommate, and my best friends for their support and patience over the duration of this endeavor.
So, thanks. :o)