Adaptive Repurposing Of Smtih Elemtary, 2018 The University of Akron
Adaptive Repurposing Of Smtih Elemtary, Kelsey L. Fields
Honors Research Projects
For almost 100 years Smith Elementary School has been an institution of learning and a place of growth for children across the community of Kenmore, including myself. While its closing marks the end of an era it also presents a unique opportunity. Through adaptive reuse, Smith Elementary can have a second life and remain a cornerstone building in the community. The central goal of maintaining the beautiful original architectural details blends with the challenge of making this a functional space where a business can flourish, in the same rooms as hundreds of children have done before. This idea will set ...
Shifting School Design To The 21st Century: Challenges With Alternative Learning Environments, 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Shifting School Design To The 21st Century: Challenges With Alternative Learning Environments, Bryan H. Perez
Theses from the Architecture Program
There is a need for major change in our educational system and in particular the design of schools. Our existing school model was defined in the mid- to late-1800s, as a response to the Industrial Revolution, and does not reflect the needs of the next generation of 21st century students. One of the key elements of change in schools is the shift from confined classrooms towards alternative learning environments – spaces that are designed for a specific learning type or activity.
This thesis focuses on secondary education and examines three schools identified as having innovative school designs. While all three schools ...
Exploring The Value Of Interprofessional Collaboration Between Occupational Therapy And Design: A Pilot Survey Study, 2017 Western Michigan University
Exploring The Value Of Interprofessional Collaboration Between Occupational Therapy And Design: A Pilot Survey Study, Amy Wagenfeld, Lori Reynolds, Tamar Amiri
The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy
Background: Consistent with the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Vision 2025, interprofessional partnerships between occupational therapy and designers is necessary to “maximize health, well-being, and quality of life for all people . . . through effective solutions that facilitate participation in everyday living” (2016, para 1). Occupational therapy’s knowledge of the person-environment-occupation fit appears to make us well suited to collaborate with design teams to create environments that facilitate optimal function and promote health and well-being (Ainsworth & de Jonge, 2014).
Method: Two short closed-ended online questionnaires were designed to gain an understanding of designer and occupational therapy practitioner impressions of interprofessional collaborations ...
An Evidence-Based Approach To Designing Low-Income Housing Communities, 2017 Western Kentucky University
An Evidence-Based Approach To Designing Low-Income Housing Communities, Kaitlin Ward
Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects
In the field of interior design, functionality and aesthetics are combined to create spaces that are beautiful, but also serve a variety of purposes. Broadly categorized into residential and commercial sectors, interior design considers the health and wellness of users in a space, and strives to improve the standard of living. Quality interior design is often treated as a luxury afforded only to the wealthy, although the field can and should be applied to benefit a wider demographic. Intelligent design and space planning can be used as a tool for community-building, especially among populations often overlooked due to reasons such ...
Task-Based Approach To Define Occupant Behaviour In Agent-Based Modelling, 2017 Iowa State University
Task-Based Approach To Define Occupant Behaviour In Agent-Based Modelling, Kelly Jo Kalvelage, Michael C. Dorneich, Ulrike Passe, Caroline C. Krejci
This paper presents a development approach and design of a task-centered agent-based model (ABM) to represent the interactions of occupants with a commercial office building. The model is built with the understanding that occupant behaviour is driven by tasks the occupant performs. A contextual task analysis questionnaire explored occupant perspectives on the interactions between their tasks, their individual behaviour and comfort, and the physical characteristics of their workspace. This task-based information defines five ABM elements that represent occupants, task and workspace environment, task list, occupant actions, and the impact of the occupant-workspace interaction on tasks. An example of an occupant ...
Swivel Seating In Large Lecture Theaters And Its Impact On Student Discussions And Learning, 2017 Iowa State University
Swivel Seating In Large Lecture Theaters And Its Impact On Student Discussions And Learning, Craig Ogilvie
Well-designed university buildings and physical environments have a documented positive impact on student participation, engagement, and feelings of support and belonging. These factors are known to improve learning; however, it is hard to document the direct impact architecture has on student learning outcomes. Information on how specific design choices impact student learning would be tremendously beneficial to the development of new projects, and outcome data from prior remodeling projects could be used to inform the myriad choices architects and universities must make for new designs. This paper compares two different designs of remodeled, large lecture-theater designs: one with traditional tiered ...
Aging-In-Place Home Modification: Led Lamp Color Temperature Preference Among Adults, 2017 Stephen F Austin State University
Aging-In-Place Home Modification: Led Lamp Color Temperature Preference Among Adults, Laura J. Maher Mrs.
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This study evaluated LED color temperature preference and effectiveness in a task light setting for older adults with a comparison to younger adults. Test subjects included visually active adults, male and female, from 19 years to 96 years of age. The researcher tested one hundred participants from several test sites. The researcher ascertained conclusions based on the correlations of age, gender, visual acuity, time of day, and visual medical conditions to LED preference. A tunable lamp with four correlated color temperatures (CCT/K), 2700K, 3500K, 4100K, and 5000K was analyzed using timed and graded, reading and number comparison tasks. Lumen ...
Compelling Interactions, 2017 Kennesaw State University
Compelling Interactions, Zimbulus T. Nixon
Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year
Architecture can unite cultural diversity through means of communication via spatial orientation. Spatial and sensory experience are key components in developing spaces that can compel interaction. By fusing communication and architecture, a complex international airport terminal can transform into a structure that supports the notion of communication and interaction between people.
Living Space : Client - Based Design For Assisted Living, 2017 Kennesaw Statue University
Living Space : Client - Based Design For Assisted Living, Michael K. Adams
Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year
Designing an assisted living facility with the client in mind. This project aims to create a space which encourages growth and progression for its residents by focusing on community, access to nature, sunlight, open spaces, increased living space, and flex spaces.
By working with the existing community and by emphasizing a program which focuses on the physical and mental needs of the residents, this building seeks to inspire and allow the residents to pursue their passions a manner that honors who they are and what they require.
Overused And Neglected: Conceptual Designs For Spaces On Campus, 2017 University of Rhode Island
Overused And Neglected: Conceptual Designs For Spaces On Campus, Cayla A. Riehl
Senior Honors Projects
As humans, we routinely spend time in the spaces we perceive to be comfortable and serve a purpose centralized to the individual. Most do not recognize the science behind what goes into making a space serve its purpose and that is done best by interior designers. Over time, it is common for the needs of a space to change in accordance with the changing times and current trends. The University of Rhode Island has recently made grand investments in the programs that attract the most students, leaving many other spaces overused and neglected. There has been continuous neglect to certain ...
The Atascadero Printery, 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
The Atascadero Printery, Kaylee Efstathiu, Jami Hahn, Tyler Pizarro, Elizabeth Townsend, Mark Luzi
No abstract provided.
Paintings With Doors: Three Case Studies From The Fifteenth Century Netherlands, 2017 College of William and Mary
Paintings With Doors: Three Case Studies From The Fifteenth Century Netherlands, Jacqueline T. Chapman
Undergraduate Honors Theses
This thesis examines three cases studies from fifteenth century Netherlands: the Merode Altarpiece, Miraflores Altarpiece, and Portinari Altarpiece. It focuses on how the triptych format combined with the painted elements worked together to aid the viewer in communicating with the divine. These triptychs functioned as a prayer aid and helped the viewer to enter a meditative state, where they could engage with divine figures. Each artist was able to encourage this type of meditative state by underlining the separation between the temporal and divine world. The separation between the two worlds was further enhanced by the door-like nature of the ...
The Ideal Micro Apartment For A Family In Little Rock, 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
The Ideal Micro Apartment For A Family In Little Rock, Evan Hursley
Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses
Micro apartments have become a popular type of housing in recent years, but they all seem to be designed for a single adult or occasionally a young couple. This type will become more prevalent as the world sees its population increase with most people moving into urban centers. Is it possible for a family to live comfortably in an apartment less than four hundred square feet? These apartments will be more affordable than larger options and will allow for more opportunities that living downtown bring. Through design, living in such a small space will not only be possible but enjoyable.
Evaluating Variables Of Patient Experience And The Correlation With Design, 2017 AB Design Research LLC
Evaluating Variables Of Patient Experience And The Correlation With Design, Dyutima Jha, Amy Keller Frye, Jennifer Schlimgen
Patient Experience Journal
The objective of this paper was to understand the variables of patient experience by analyzing recent and relevant evidence and to identify design solutions within the hospital environment that positively impact those variables. A systematic review of literature published from 2008-present was conducted to identify variables that contribute to patient experience benefits. Identified variables were documented and categorized into a design, organizational, and outcome variable matrix. Interviews were conducted with professionals from healthcare institutions, architecture firms and organizations committed to improving the patient experience. Data from healthcare facilities, with high patient experience scores, was also examined to derive effective design ...
A Nation Within A Nation: Tolerance Within The Dutch Identity, 2017 Georgia College
A Nation Within A Nation: Tolerance Within The Dutch Identity, Madlyn Kaufman
Georgia College Student Research Events
When looking at a country like the Netherlands there is one characteristic that sets it apart from all other countries of Europe. The extent in which tolerance is displayed, or lack thereof, has shaped its history and people within ways that shows a unique identity. This oral presentation will take an in depth look at the kinds of tolerance being practiced within the Netherlands focusing on the Jewish population from the 17th century to World War II. The research that was conducted for this presentation is a method that incorporates at home study of the 17th Century Dutch Jews and ...
Creating A Sense Of Home In Displaced Haitian Housing, 2017 Iowa State University
Creating A Sense Of Home In Displaced Haitian Housing, Joelle Ruth Swanson
Honors Projects and Posters
Housing for refugees and displaced persons around the world are all too often inadequate, bland, and lack the integration of culture in their design. This is where design choices in the interior can be used to enhance the basic architecture and create the sense of home and culture. The implications of this ideal can be adapted to mold within any country or culture. The goal of the capstone is to create guidelines for the interior design of a specific shelter archetype which emanate the culture and stylistic preferences of Haitian occupants. Utilizing personal experiences from multiple sources as well as ...
Stress Relieving Art, 2017 Vocational Training Council
Stress Relieving Art
SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute
This concept won Ka Ming the 'Best of Category' award in the Student Category (Interior Design) of the 'A&D Trophy Awards 2016'
Sara Rodriquez Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, 2017 Stephen F Austin State University
Sara Rodriquez Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Sara Rodriquez
Interior Design Senior Projects
As an interior designer my main focus is to design an environment that will enhance the quality of life and culture of the occupants and still be aesthetically pleasing. A design philosophy varies from designer to designer but our end goal is all the same; we care about the health, safety, and welfare of the occupants that will inhabit the space as well as the beauty of the space. I am hoping to pursue hospitality design so my personal design philosophy is to create a beautiful yet function environment that has the comfort of home combined with a ...
Brittany Rathbun Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, 2017 Stephen F Austin State University
Brittany Rathbun Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Brittany Rathbun
Interior Design Senior Projects
Design is creating a space that is sustainable, serviceable, and stylish. Design reflects where clients have been and what inspires them. There are countless styles from which people may choose to reflect who they are. The designs must be innovative and efficient throughout the design process to manage client requests with good design practice. The result is a space that is not only aesthetically pleasing and functional but good for their health, and for the environment.
Brittni Ring Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, 2017 Stephen F Austin State University
Brittni Ring Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Brittni Ring
Interior Design Senior Projects
In the creative side of the world, it is fairly common for one to be “innovatively altered” and “unusual” if a designer or an artist. As designers, we are imaginative individuals that recognize a level of emotion beyond the structure needed to design for function and safety. The strong connection to emotion is what compel us through our design process. Designers are alike for which we do not design for ourselves; we create for others. Some designers and artists may be “unusual” and “strangely different” but it is not a flaw. This is part of the individual nature ...