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Green School, Designing For Comfort And Beyond…, Andrea S. Wheeler, Naghmeh Pak, Evan Jeanblanc 2015 Iowa State University

Green School, Designing For Comfort And Beyond…, Andrea S. Wheeler, Naghmeh Pak, Evan Jeanblanc

Andrea S. Wheeler

Comfort is defined through human senses; sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste. Each sense can lead to a greater or lesser degree of comfort. However, children experience comfort differently than adults. They experience spaces differently and have different knowledge about the performance of a building than adult users; they can also have a perspective on design quality unlike that of the architect. School is a designed environment that a child lives in for over 6 hours a day; it is it is thus argued simply a matter of a child’s right to be consulted about his or her day-to-day ...


Augmenting The Third Teacher, Christina Hoover 2014 Syracuse University

Augmenting The Third Teacher, Christina Hoover

Architecture Thesis Prep

This thesis explores the formal and material design potentials of the school and contends that for it to adapt to the needs of today’s techno-centric youth, dynamic and responsive materials should be integrated to enhance the environmental quality of spaces for a child’s developmental benefit.


Perception, Megan Rand 2014 Syracuse University

Perception, Megan Rand

Architecture Thesis Prep

In today’s age of technology, online media allows wider access

to architectural photos and information. Through images provided

by architectural firms, magazines, amateur photographers, official

websites, and social media, one can experience a building to

an extent, without ever visiting that physical place. This greatly

impacts the discipline of architecture, as the general public is

able to view, interpret, and criticize works without the consent

or the input of the architect. Before the rise of social media,

architects had great control over what information and images

were released for a project, controlling the perception of the

general public.


House As Mediator: Integrative Typology As Connector Between Land And Sea, Samantha Kudish 2014 Syracuse University

House As Mediator: Integrative Typology As Connector Between Land And Sea, Samantha Kudish

Architecture Thesis Prep

Rather than the water being an obstacle to coastal residential communities, water can act as an opportunity. Instead of barricading these areas from the water, integrating it with the area would create communities that are capable of living in unison with the ocean. This can introduce new typologies of housing that can withstand the continuing rise of sea levels. Blurring the line between land and sea by living with the sea will allow coastal regions to stay afloat, benefiting from ever-changing water conditions. A proposed new housing typology would introduce a new program to coastal neighborhoods, rather than putting up ...


Blind Spot, Andrea Macias-Yañez 2014 Syracuse University

Blind Spot, Andrea Macias-Yañez

Architecture Thesis Prep

Negotiating between the physical and software means mediating perception, therefore physical space is defined by endo-perception and software space by exo-perception.


An Architecture Of Dimensions: 2d, 3d, 4d, Etc., Tiffany Montanez 2014 Syracuse University

An Architecture Of Dimensions: 2d, 3d, 4d, Etc., Tiffany Montanez

Architecture Thesis Prep

A funhouse, a building equipped with trick mirrors, shifting floors, and other devices designed to scare or amuse people as they walk through is the program of choice. Funhouses are designed for the perception of the user. They provide an amusing architecture, as well as an architecture driven by position, form, and most importantly, experience.


Non-Stick, Adrienne Sheriff 2014 Syracuse University

Non-Stick, Adrienne Sheriff

Architecture Thesis Prep

Rethinking the spatial implications of the appliance

within the kitchen. Reorganizing the role of the kitchen

within the home. Reasserting the role of architecture in

order to create a relevant kitchen and a relevant home.

In setting up a territory for exploration, this thesis

becomes positioned for dual audiences: the techniques

and grounding intentions to be for the profession, but the

results of that exploration to be felt and experienced by

the lay person.

As my exploration continues, I will be interested in seeing

the various ways in which drawing can act as a producer

rather than merely a recorder.


Wheeler, Andrea (2014) “The Sustainable School: Effective And Energy Efficient Ventilation In The Classroom, And The Question Of Educational Performance And Wellbeing” World Sustainable Building Conference, 28th – 30th October, Barcelona., Andrea S. Wheeler 2014 Iowa State University

Wheeler, Andrea (2014) “The Sustainable School: Effective And Energy Efficient Ventilation In The Classroom, And The Question Of Educational Performance And Wellbeing” World Sustainable Building Conference, 28th – 30th October, Barcelona., Andrea S. Wheeler

Andrea S. Wheeler

Abstract: Within the context of designing a sustainable school, technical studies that address questions of air quality, educational performance and wellbeing challenge the trend toward providing for natural ventilation. This paper critically examines research literature that suggests that temperature and air quality are, in a large proportion of classrooms, so poor as to have a negative effect on children’s health and educational performance. Evidence in support of mechanical systems that control air quality contradicts a recent increase in natural ventilation, proposed as a means to conserve energy consumption in schools. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is generally not stressed, or ...


Wind-Induced Pressures In Air Permeable, Double-Layer Roof Systems In Regions Of Separated Flow, Jeong Hee Oh 2014 The University of Western Ontario

Wind-Induced Pressures In Air Permeable, Double-Layer Roof Systems In Regions Of Separated Flow, Jeong Hee Oh

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis is concerned with the wind-induced pressure distribution acting on air permeable, double-layer roof systems placed on low-rise buildings. Because of the pressure transmission into the cavity between layers, the pressure difference in the double-layer systems differs significantly from that in a single layer. The interior pressures (in the cavity between layers) are highly correlated with external pressures at the openings on the external surface of the outer layer and thereby, the net wind load for the design of the outer layer is considerably reduced by the pressure equalization between the external and internal surfaces of the outer layer ...


Mental Visualization Of Three-Dimensional Space: New Tools And Challenges In Building Design Education, Breshawn C. McNeal 2014 The University of Southern Mississippi

Mental Visualization Of Three-Dimensional Space: New Tools And Challenges In Building Design Education, Breshawn C. Mcneal

Honors Theses

As a future building design professional, a student’s ability to mentally “picture” second and third dimensional concepts is important. Learning the fundamentals of mental visualization is tantamount to laying the foundation for a building. Sketching, one of the skills required to bring a building concept to life, helps the student rapidly record their first brilliant thought. Though modern CAD software has the capability to auto-develop a three-dimensional structure, the user constructs a two-dimensional floor plan first, so the program output is based on the user’s initial input. Therefore, the quality of the three-dimensional design is linked to the ...


Information Technology Project Management Of The New College Of Education Facility At Western Kentucky University, Christopher Lee Roberts 2014 Western Kentucky University

Information Technology Project Management Of The New College Of Education Facility At Western Kentucky University, Christopher Lee Roberts

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Information Technology (IT) Project Management methodologies are numerous, often varying from organization to organization, and sometimes from project to project within the same organization. Although project type and scope can be a powerful indicator of what methodologies may work best for a given project, choosing which methodology to use can be daunting for project teams. At times, even after due diligence has been practiced to identify the management options available for a given project, there may not be a perfect fit. At such times, or when a formal methodology does not exist in an organization or project management office, the ...


Climate Considerations For Facades, Ajla Aksamija 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Climate Considerations For Facades, Ajla Aksamija

Ajla Aksamija

Facades are one of the most significant contributors to the energy budget and the comfort parameters of any building, and their designs and performance are essential factors for sustainable, energy-efficient, high-performance buildings. Basic methods for designing high-performance building facades include: orienting and developing geometry and massing of the building to respond to solar position, providing solar shading to control cooling loads and improve thermal comfort, using natural ventilation to reduce cooling loads and enhance air quality, minimizing energy used for artificial lighting and mechanical cooling and heating by optimizing exterior wall insulation and the use of daylighting. This article includes ...


Quantifying The Effect Of Passive Solar Design In Traditional New England Architecture, Peter M. Levy 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Quantifying The Effect Of Passive Solar Design In Traditional New England Architecture, Peter M. Levy

plevy@eco.umass.edu

Passive solar design can be an effective means of reducing conditioning loads in residential buildings by utilizing free solar heat during the heating season, and blocking unwanted solar heat during the cooling season. The objective of this thesis was to use energy modeling software to simulate the effect that incorporating passive solar design strategies into typical New England style houses would have on their energy usage for heating and cooling. The designs that were studied were Capes, Colonials, and Saltboxes. Four versions of increasing energy efficiency were studied for each style. After measuring baseline energy usage for each model, four ...


Redevelopment Of Urban Village In Shenzhen, HANG ZHOU 2014 UMASS AMHERST

Redevelopment Of Urban Village In Shenzhen, Hang Zhou

hang@art.umass.edu

Urban Villages are a specific phenomenon raised in modern China due to the high-speed economic development and urbanization in recent three decades. And there are social, economic, cultural and architectural transformations happened in these villages during these years. They appear on both the outskirts and the downtown segments of major cities, and surrounded by skyscrapers, transportation infrastructures, and other modern urban constructions. They are commonly inhabited by the poor and transient.

Most of Urban Villages are heavily populated, overdeveloped, and lack of basic infrastructure. Some villages' building density is higher than 70%. They are composed of overcrowded multi-story buildings from ...


Revisiting Gordion's Pebble Mosaic Pavement: Evaluating Re-Backing Techniques And Investigating Alkali-Silica Reaction, Kevin Adam Wohlgemuth 2014 University of Pennsylvania

Revisiting Gordion's Pebble Mosaic Pavement: Evaluating Re-Backing Techniques And Investigating Alkali-Silica Reaction, Kevin Adam Wohlgemuth

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The 9th c. B.C.E. Megaron 2 pebble mosaic from Gordion is the oldest known mosaic pavement to date. Discovered in 1956, it was subsequently cut into 33 individual panels, lifted, and stored outdoors for two decades before reinstallation under a sheltered, sub-grade, outdoor exhibit at the Gordion Museum. Recent research into its conservation history and current condition in preparation for re-interpretation and display has revealed the potential for further deterioration through alkali-silica reaction between the siliceous pebbles and the cementitious backing. Moreover, the enigmatic geometric designs are now difficult to read due to the loss of pebbles, misalignment ...


Victorian Splendor: Analysis Of The Late 19Th Century Decorative Ceiling At Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion In Germantown, Pennsylvania, Johanna Sztokman 2014 University of Pennsylvania

Victorian Splendor: Analysis Of The Late 19Th Century Decorative Ceiling At Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion In Germantown, Pennsylvania, Johanna Sztokman

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The decorative ceiling in the Stevenson Bedroom of the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion in Philadelphia is one of the most outstanding examples of post-Centennial ornamental designs. The exotic, stylized, geometric pattern of the ceiling illustrates ideals set forth during the Centennial International Exhibition, held in Philadelphia in 1876, and emphasizes Victorians’ predisposition to live à la mode. However, as a result of harsh treatment conducted in the 1970’s and ‘80s and damaging environmental conditions, the ceiling design only partially remains today. This thesis considers an approach for interpreting decorative paintings where the original fabric is altered or missing. It argues ...


Educational Programmes For Spatial Information Sciences In The Dublin Institute Of Technology, William Prendergast, Eamonn Murphy, Audrey A. Martin, Avril Behan 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Educational Programmes For Spatial Information Sciences In The Dublin Institute Of Technology, William Prendergast, Eamonn Murphy, Audrey A. Martin, Avril Behan

Conference papers

The ever increasing spatial information needs of society, the rapid development of new surveying technologies, and the global demand for appropriately qualified surveyors, have triggered a radical re-evaluation of geomatics education worldwide. Significant enhancements have been made to the educational programmes in the spatial information science discipline in the Dublin Institute of Technology’s (DIT) during the last decade including the provision of a BSc in Geomatics and various masters’ programmes to cater for the increasingly specialised needs of the Geographic Information sector in Ireland.


A Case Study Of Zero Energy Home Built For Solar Decathlon Competition 2013, Sanjib Mulepati 2013 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

A Case Study Of Zero Energy Home Built For Solar Decathlon Competition 2013, Sanjib Mulepati

UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones

Energy consumption in residential homes has been a subject of research related to sustainability. Reduction in the consumption of energy is a goal of sustainable construction. The Department of Energy (DOE) started a Solar Decathlon competition in 2002 in which the students from different universities around the globe build an energy efficient and affordable home suitable for their climate and location. The main goal of this competition is to select the best home that is designed and built in a sustainable way. In this study, the home designed and constructed for participation in the competition by the students at University ...


Compression Testing And Failure Modes Of Steel-Concrete Composite (Sc) Structures For Nuclear Containment, Patrick Michael Wanamaker, Amit H. Varma 2013 Purdue University

Compression Testing And Failure Modes Of Steel-Concrete Composite (Sc) Structures For Nuclear Containment, Patrick Michael Wanamaker, Amit H. Varma

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

Although being able to provide much cleaner power than burning coal and other fossil fuels, nuclear power plants are still a tough sell to the general public due to their history of being spontaneously dangerous. The containment structures surrounding these nuclear plants, however, can play a huge role in reducing the risks associated with them. Relatively new designs for these containment assemblies, known as SC (steel-concrete composite) structures, aim to increase the strength and durability of the containment facilities while keeping costs down. By varying the spacing between shear studs, the ratio of concrete to steel, and the ratio of ...


Predicting Building Energy Performance: Leveraging Bim Content For Energy Efficient Buildings, Eddie Villanueva Aquino 2013 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Predicting Building Energy Performance: Leveraging Bim Content For Energy Efficient Buildings, Eddie Villanueva Aquino

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Reducing and managing the environmental impacts of building structures has become a priority of building stakeholders and within the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) community; although, conflicting approaches and methods to combat the issues are present. For example, green building standards are widespread throughout the world; however each one has its own characteristics and consequently its own specific requirements. While all have proven to be effective rating systems and have similar requirements, the distinguishing characteristic that separates them is their treatment of performance and prescriptive metrics. The feature they all severely lack or currently limit is the inclusion of strict ...


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