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Adaptive Repurposing Of Smtih Elemtary, KELSEY L. FIELDS 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 ...


Task-Based Approach To Define Occupant Behaviour In Agent-Based Modelling, Kelly Jo Kalvelage, Michael C. Dorneich, Ulrike Passe, Caroline C. Krejci 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

Ulrike Passe

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, Craig Ogilvie 2017 Iowa State University

Swivel Seating In Large Lecture Theaters And Its Impact On Student Discussions And Learning, Craig Ogilvie

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, Laura J. Maher Mrs. 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, Zimbulus T. Nixon 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, Michael K. Adams 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, Cayla A. Riehl 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 Ideal Micro Apartment For A Family In Little Rock, Evan Hursley 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.


Paintings With Doors: Three Case Studies From The Fifteenth Century Netherlands, Jacqueline T. Chapman 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 Atascadero Printery, Kaylee Efstathiu, Jami Hahn, Tyler Pizarro, Elizabeth Townsend, Mark Luzi 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Atascadero Printery, Kaylee Efstathiu, Jami Hahn, Tyler Pizarro, Elizabeth Townsend, Mark Luzi

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Evaluating Variables Of Patient Experience And The Correlation With Design, Dyutima Jha, Amy Keller Frye, Jennifer Schlimgen 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, Madlyn Kaufman 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 ...


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'


Legends, Myths, And Facts Of Kylemore Abbey, Jennifer J. Fink 2017 Arcadia University

Legends, Myths, And Facts Of Kylemore Abbey, Jennifer J. Fink

Faculty Curated Undergraduate Works

Nestled in the side of a mountain in the west of Ireland is the iconic Kylemore Abbey Castle. This paper explores the history of this structure by examining the legends, myths, and facts behind it and the surrounding land. The myths and legends are linked to Ireland’s old Celtic beliefs and explain much of the interesting landscape surrounding the massive structure. Majority of the paper focuses on the factual history of Kylemore which starts from the first construction of the castle all the way to how it is being used today. The Victorian castle has had many owners throughout ...


Sara Rodriquez Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Sara Rodriquez 2017 Stephen F Austin State University

Sara Rodriquez Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Sara Rodriquez

Interior Design Senior Projects

Design Philosophy

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, Brittany Rathbun 2017 Stephen F Austin State University

Brittany Rathbun Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Brittany Rathbun

Interior Design Senior Projects

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

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, Brittni Ring 2017 Stephen F Austin State University

Brittni Ring Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Brittni Ring

Interior Design Senior Projects

Philosophy Statement

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 ...


Jared Ragsdale Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Jared Ragsdale 2017 Stephen F Austin State University

Jared Ragsdale Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Jared Ragsdale

Interior Design Senior Projects

“Inspiration for design comes from within. Without passion, a design is nothing but ordinary.”

-Jared Ragsdale


Meagan Mcnabb Senior Design Exhibit 2017, Meagan McNabb 2017 Stephen F Austin State University

Meagan Mcnabb Senior Design Exhibit 2017, Meagan Mcnabb

Interior Design Senior Projects

Interior design is more than meets the eye; It has the power to change the world if done properly. That is why sustainability is such an important aspect to incorporate as much as possible.

My design philosophy is grounded in the idea that the final product should support a safe and healthy environment for whoever inhabits the space. Having a balance of functionality, comfort, and luxury is something I also strive for in all my designs.

Three factors inspire my design choices; The natural beauty of our world, the clients style, and the purpose for the space. These three factors ...


Abigail Gearld Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Abigail Gearld 2017 Stephen F Austin State University

Abigail Gearld Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Abigail Gearld

Interior Design Senior Projects

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

I believe that every interior should embrace a simple, sophisticated, and refreshing environment. Everything I create should meet the clients style and personal needs. By designing an atmosphere that reflects an individuals personality and enhances the functionality of the space, the user is left with a fun and organized environment that is truly their own unique home.


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