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Designing A Mobile Space Habitat Analog, Victor Kitmanyen, Matthew Burkhard, Timothy Disher 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Designing A Mobile Space Habitat Analog, Victor Kitmanyen, Matthew Burkhard, Timothy Disher

Human Factors and Applied Psychology Student Conference

No abstract provided.


Threshold, Kristin King 2016 Claremont Graduate University

Threshold, Kristin King

CGU MFA Theses

My work explores the nature of interiority and exteriority, the relationship between the centered inner self and the peripheral, the physicality of occupying the inside of a space or viewing that space from the outside.


The Late-Modern American Jail: Epistemologies Of Space And Violence, Karen Morin 2016 Bucknell University

The Late-Modern American Jail: Epistemologies Of Space And Violence, Karen Morin

Karen M. Morin

One of the most troubling aspects of current trends in American mass incarceration is the extent to which ‘criminality’ is produced within prison walls, primarily in the form of inmate–inmate or inmate–staff assaults. Most methods of prison or jail control have the adverse, and perverse, effect of increasing inmates’ levels of fear, terror, and ultimately violence – with stabbings, beatings, and other types of assaults common occurrences. The design of podular ‘direct supervision’ jails and their accompanying philosophies of punishment aspire to change these conditions. Direct supervision features correctional officers inside each housing unit with no physical barriers impeding ...


The Importance Of Passive Sustainable Design, Caitlin Raymond 2016 The University of Akron

The Importance Of Passive Sustainable Design, Caitlin Raymond

Honors Research Projects

Sustainability is a topic regularly discussed within today’s culture. Many people are worried about society’s future due to pollution, excessive use of nonrenewable resources, and more. Even with all of the growing awareness and promotion, the historical context and more specifically the passive design techniques used in buildings have received little attention. It is imperative to increase this awareness, as well as increase the application of passive sustainable techniques to ensure that sustainable building is efficient and effective. This project has two portions, a literature review and a design project. The literature review assembles research and techniques collected ...


Wayfinding Experience Of University Library Users, Seunghae Lee, Sibel Dazkir 2015 Oregon State University

Wayfinding Experience Of University Library Users, Seunghae Lee, Sibel Dazkir

Sibel Seda Dazkir

Many academic library buildings have complex layouts and low visual access. This makes wayfinding in libraries difficult. This study examined library wayfinding by observing and surveying with a questionnaire. There were15 observations conducted and 219 responses gathered through survey data collection. The survey data were analyzed with correlations, regressions, and Fisher’s Exact tests. The results revealed the majority of the participants visited the library twice or more a week. However, more than 25% of the participants answered that they had difficulty finding restrooms. Female participants found wayfinding more difficult compared to male participants. When the participants felt more satisfied ...


Caution: Line-Of-Sight In Icu Designs, Diane C. Bartos 2015 University of San Francisco

Caution: Line-Of-Sight In Icu Designs, Diane C. Bartos

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

It has been estimated that by the end of 2015, the U.S. will spend approximately $200 billion in new healthcare facilities construction. Infection prevention, patient and family satisfaction, and technologies influence contemporary designs of critical care units. All of these impacts have created larger patient care units, with a majority of single patient rooms. These larger spaces have created challenges for the clinicians to maintain the line-of-sight. The line-of-sight is one tool clinicians often use to maintain patient safety.

Since the seminal publication by the Institute of Medicine in 1999, patient safety concerns have escalated after revealing numerous deaths ...


Stained Glass Windows Of Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio, Produced By Wilbur H. Burnham Studios, Michael Tevesz 2015 Cleveland State University

Stained Glass Windows Of Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio, Produced By Wilbur H. Burnham Studios, Michael Tevesz

Michael J. Tevesz

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral has over forty large stained glass windows that range in age from the 15 to the 20th Century. The medieval windows were produced in England and Germany, while the more contemporary windows were produced by such prominent studios as those directed by Willet, Connick, Tiffany, Heaton, Young, and Burnham. The more contemporary windows are of considerable artistic and historical interest, but there is very little information available about them. This monograph specifically focuses on the windows of Trinity Cathedral produced by the Wilbur H. Burnham Studios. The Burnham Studios windows are the most accessible windows within the ...


Creating Healthy Schools: Identifying The Positive Impacts Of Practicing Sustainable Interior Design In Education Facilities, Deborah Lindsey Ketchum 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Creating Healthy Schools: Identifying The Positive Impacts Of Practicing Sustainable Interior Design In Education Facilities, Deborah Lindsey Ketchum

Theses from the Architecture Program

A significant amount of research identifies a relationship between the physical environment of educational facilities and how the design can positively or negatively impact teachers, staff and students. Evidence indicates that America’s school facilities are outdated, decaying, and need repair. This presents an opportunity for interior design professionals to create high-quality learning environments through an emphasis on sustainable design practices.

This thesis examines interior spaces of two high school buildings in North Mississippi. Site A incorporated sustainable design principles while Site B did not. To limit influential variables, the two sites were selected because of the location and similar ...


Subversive Supermarket: Tactical Interjections Into The Everyday Experience, Taylor Johnson 2015 Syracuse University

Subversive Supermarket: Tactical Interjections Into The Everyday Experience, Taylor Johnson

Architecture Thesis Prep

The architecture of the supermarket and the landscape of food production, processing, distribution, and consumption it is situated within, further isolates the relationships consumers have with their food and routines. Investigating the intersection between socio-political, and economic constructs that shape the supermarket, the psychology of the interior constructs, and uses of spatial theory to frame architectural tactics of intervention, the thesis aims to embed a narrative subscript into the existing supermarket experience, to expand beyond its systemic constructs and user policies.


Threshold, Kristin King 2015 Claremont Graduate University

Threshold, Kristin King

CGU MFA Theses

My work explores the nature of interiority and exteriority, the relationship between the centered inner self and the peripheral, the physicality of occupying the inside of a space or viewing that space from the outside.


Designing Work: A Study Of Collaboration And Concentration In Open-Plan Offices, John Walsh 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Designing Work: A Study Of Collaboration And Concentration In Open-Plan Offices, John Walsh

Academic Articles

This article looks at the design of open-plan offices, particularly in relation to the impact of spatial design on different work-modes. It examines the history of the open-plan office, looking at how the open-plan workplace has evolved. It reports the findings of a survey on office design of 150 office workers across multiple industry sectors, job types and age categories. Finally, assuming there will not be a return en masse to the traditional, space hungry, cellular office for most knowledge workers this article considers what have we learned so far, and how spaces can be designed to support different work-modes ...


Umass Amherst Green Building Guidelines 2013, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Ted Mendoza, Ezra Small, Patricia O'Flaherty, Nariman Mostafavi, Mohamed Farzinmoghadam, Somayeh Pozveh 2015 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Umass Amherst Green Building Guidelines 2013, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Ted Mendoza, Ezra Small, Patricia O'Flaherty, Nariman Mostafavi, Mohamed Farzinmoghadam, Somayeh Pozveh

Ludmilla D Pavlova

Facilities & Campus Services, Sustainable UMass and Campus Planning support sustainability and energy conservation initiatives by providing in-house resources to campus staff as well as designers and contractors working with the University. The UMass Amherst Green Building Guidelines provide a framework for approaching new construction and major renovation projects at UMass Amherst that are undergoing LEED certification by focusing the conversation on green building aspects that are most important to the campus. They are intended to be the beginning of a dynamic conversation between designers, environmental consultants and constructors, university stakeholders, and users of new high performance buildings.


Designing Ambulatory Care Facilities—An Evidence-Based Design Checklist, Zahra Zamani, Anjali Joseph, Xiaobo Quan, 2015 Selected Works

Designing Ambulatory Care Facilities—An Evidence-Based Design Checklist, Zahra Zamani, Anjali Joseph, Xiaobo Quan,

Zahra Zamani

This session will present a new design checklist for ambulatory care facility design. This checklist builds upon work done in developing two comprehensive post occupation evaluation (POE) tools - a community health center design POE tool developed by The Center for Health Design and a broader ambulatory care POE tool developed as part of a doctoral thesis at Clemson University. In depth literature reviews, best practice information and case studies formed the foundation for the tools. By building on this existing body of information, the checklist provides a user friendly, rigorous and research-based approach to designing ambulatory care facilities.
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Optimizing Office Acoustics., S Orfield, T Smith 2015 Andrews University

Optimizing Office Acoustics., S Orfield, T Smith

amertz@mymail.vcu.edu

No abstract provided.


Sound Solutions .02, T Smith, S Orfield 2015 Andrews University

Sound Solutions .02, T Smith, S Orfield

amertz@mymail.vcu.edu

No abstract provided.


Greening Restaurant Design: A Study Of The Implementation Of Leed Certification In Restaurant Design, Shelly Schmidt 2015 University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Greening Restaurant Design: A Study Of The Implementation Of Leed Certification In Restaurant Design, Shelly Schmidt

Interior Design Program: Theses

With a significant amount of interest in sustainability and green design in the commercial industry, this thesis examined the effects of the implementation of LEED certification specifically within the built environment of restaurants. Being one of the largest energy consumers and waste producers in the commercial retail industry, restaurant stakeholders have a social responsibility to safeguard the environment from such detriments imposed upon by the daily operations of their business. Yet, few owners have chosen to implement green practices or sustainable features into the design of their restaurant.

Case study comparisons of six restaurants, three LEED certified and three non-LEED ...


Forgotten Infrastructure: The Future Of The Industrial Mundane, Whitney Ann Manahan 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Forgotten Infrastructure: The Future Of The Industrial Mundane, Whitney Ann Manahan

Masters Theses

The typical cycle of industrial use, disuse, and abandonment is no longer acceptable or feasible. This thesis investigates phased remediation and conversion of petrochemical structures and their respective sites with the intention of increasing both the socioeconomic vitality and environmental quality of the area.

The oil silo is an intriguing object and industrial artifact. Being close to one of these massive structures is captivating and there is something truly exciting and thought provoking about inhabiting a space that was clearly not meant for humans. These are qualities that provide opportunities to connect people with a site and create a place ...


The Bayreuth Festspielhaus: The Metaphysical Manifestation Of Wagner's Der Ring Des Nibelungen, Matthew Timmermans 2015 University of Ottawa

The Bayreuth Festspielhaus: The Metaphysical Manifestation Of Wagner's Der Ring Des Nibelungen, Matthew Timmermans

Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology

This essay explores how the architectural design of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus effects the performance of Wagner’s later operas, specifically Der Ring des Nibelungen. Contrary to Wagner’s theoretical writings, which advocate equality among the various facets of operatic production (Gesamtkuntswerk), I argue that Wagner’s architectural design elevates music above these other art forms. The evidence lies within the unique architecture of the house, which Wagner constructed to realize his operatic vision. An old conception of Wagnerian performance advocated by Cosima Wagner—in interviews and letters—was consciously left by Richard Wagner. However, I juxtapose this with Daniel Barenboim ...


Conceptual Thinking: How To Quantify Meaning In Projects And Processes Through Structured Non-Linear Thinking., Marijn van der Poll 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Conceptual Thinking: How To Quantify Meaning In Projects And Processes Through Structured Non-Linear Thinking., Marijn Van Der Poll

Interior Design Program: Theses

Things have meaning. Your job, your smartphone, even your insurance has another layer of meaning than its intended reason for existence. Products have become complex combinations of applications and features so small, that their shape no longer characterizes them. As people we have evolved into empowered consumers looking for purpose in our lives and in the things we buy. Advertising discovered the power of meaning more than a century ago. Since then, what has proven difficult is to quantify meaning. The skills we are taught in our educational system and the processes we apply in business fall short of identifying ...


Teak Indoor Furniture, jepara city 2015 Selected Works

Teak Indoor Furniture, Jepara City

jepara city

Thoughtfully designed expertly crafted is designed to last a lifetime. All made from selected material including totally natural, sealed, oiled and varnished.Teak Indoor Furniture Manufacturers Factory from Jepara, Indonesia accomplish all modern style as well as various high quality products excellent for indoor teak. A wide range of Indooe Furniture made of qualified timber taken from legal plantation which is considered as friendly ecosystem. Thoughtfully designed expertly crafted is designed to last a lifetime.Indoor Teak Furniture Finish has been hand stained for further enhance to provide natural contrasting absolutely fabulous and become a permanent fixture in the world ...


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