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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 ...


Madison Stewart Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Madison Stewart 2017 Stephen F Austin State University

Madison Stewart Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Madison Stewart

Interior Design Senior Projects

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Pamela Garcia Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Pamela Garcia 2017 Stephen F Austin State University

Pamela Garcia Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Pamela Garcia

Interior Design Senior Projects

Design Philosophy

My, design philosophy is based on the belief that every space should reflect the needs and personality of those in it. A well-designed space should embody a timeless, functional design while having a unique interior that is comfortable, livable, and nurturing. Every space should include natural elements to express the nurturing qualities of the earth and should increase the mental and physical wellness of those occupying it. It is not enough to have a luxurious space; instead a well-designed interior must give the user a sense of comfort and livability along with being aesthetically beautiful. It is of ...


Veronica Gilliams Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Veronica Gilliams 2017 Stephen F Austin State University

Veronica Gilliams Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Veronica Gilliams

Interior Design Senior Projects

Design Philosophy

I believe that design should provide creative solutions to suit the needs of others. Designers should observe and understand the problems and approach it in a creative perspective. Not only should it be designed for present, but also the future. By thinking long term, I believe that a designer is preparing for what can happen. A well thought out design should be timeless yet be unique, functional and comfortable. I also believe that simplicity is key to design. Adding a lot of elements can overpower the main focus of the design. Designers should not only collaborate with other ...


Haley Gibbert Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Haley Gibbert 2017 Stephen F Austin State University

Haley Gibbert Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Haley Gibbert

Interior Design Senior Projects

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

"Interior Design is not always what we see on TV. The beauty of this career is much more than aesthetics like people think. Design is all about the process behind the results. Great design considers the function and human use. The future and sustainability should always be considered in design because the goal is to create spaces that can be used for years and years to come. To become a great designer, one must consider the wants of the client before the wants of oneself. As a designer, the goal is to design spaces that are livable and ...


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.


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 ...


Ux In Oregon Libraries, 2017 Pacific University

Ux In Oregon Libraries

OLA Quarterly

This issue of OLA Quarterly is about the state of user experience efforts in Oregon. This collection of excellent articles not only emphasizes the importance of including the users in the design process, but they also stress the importance of actually including users at all! After reading these submissions, I hope that you will see that Oregon libraries value the opinions of their users and are user focused.

In recent years, UX research has become more commonplace in libraries across the country. This is a good thing. The downside is that UX has become synonymous with the user interface. However ...


Post Occupancy Evaluation An Academic Building: Lessons To Learn, Reza T. Ahmadi, Diana Saiki, Charles Ellis 2017 Ball State University

Post Occupancy Evaluation An Academic Building: Lessons To Learn, Reza T. Ahmadi, Diana Saiki, Charles Ellis

Journal of Applied Sciences and Arts

Post occupancy evaluation (POE) is a tool used to determine the users’ satisfaction of a building after its completion. Most educational facilities do not conduct a post occupancy evaluation due to the absence of it in the contract agreement between the institution and architect. The client often chooses to bypass the POE to reduce the cost of the project. The purpose of this research is to conduct a POE of an academic building and identify areas of user dissatisfaction in order to enhance future projects. An academic building on a major, Midwestern university campus was remodeled during the academic year ...


Immersive Theater & The Physical Narrative, Lauren Prisco 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University

Immersive Theater & The Physical Narrative, Lauren Prisco

Theses and Dissertations

Immersive Theater is a form of experimental theater that places spectators at the heart of the created work, by removing them from the constraint of static seats and instead encouraging them to explore an installed environment as a way of understanding the narrative. This thesis explores how Interior Design directly enhances a performance by creating spaces that challenge a spectator’s physical understanding of a narrative.


Art For Recovery, Lucy Dabney 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University

Art For Recovery, Lucy Dabney

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores the design of a space for opioid addicts in recovery that combines an art therapy studio with a gallery space. It would provide a new type of therapy available to the area, engage and educate the Richmond community and spread awareness of the disease of opiate addiction. It will also enable addicts to express themselves in a non-verbal, creative format that allows for them to create a legacy and leave an imprint on the community.


Impact Of Sustainable Design Elements On Student Learning, Mary Levengood 2017 Eastern Michigan University

Impact Of Sustainable Design Elements On Student Learning, Mary Levengood

Senior Honors Theses

This paper looks at various studies to determine the impact of sustainable design elements on students' learning through researching previous studies and applying positive attributes to a case study of Bush Elementary School located in Essexville, Michigan. The sustainable practices outlined in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) that will be focused on are thermal comfort, lighting, indoor environmental quality, and using the building as a teaching tool. This paper will briefly discuss why sustainable practices are an important issue on a global and local level. Implementing environmentally preferable building elements in schools is not only beneficial to the ...


Z-Cube: Mobile Living For Feminist Nomads, Zi Ye 2017 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Z-Cube: Mobile Living For Feminist Nomads, Zi Ye

Masters Theses

Homes proclaim our social standing and reflect the trend of the times. This project seeks to explore and redefine the relationship between modern homes and modern women who strive for mobile life styles.

Modernism and globalization have brought us a new way of living that could have never been imagined before— our workspace and homes are no longer limited to a specific unit but have extended to the entire globe. The physical changes compelled by modernity have also complemented the changing role of women. Since the beginning of the 20th century, modern women have expanded their lives outside of their ...


Nature Nurtures, Moriah Rhodes 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University

Nature Nurtures, Moriah Rhodes

Theses and Dissertations

Richmond, Virginia is defined by our connection to the James River. The James River Park system stretches over 550 acres of natural beauty. The park is broken into 14 different sections from the Huguenot Bridge in the west to a half mile beyond the I-95 Bridge in the east. The James River includes water features that appeal to the young and curious to the most experienced river-adventurer. The James River Park System boasts idyllic shorelines, peaceful meadows, and miles of challenging hiking and biking trails that appeal to the community and guests alike. Every year thousands of people come to ...


Active Design: Creating A Blue Zones Model For Interior Environments, Alexis Holcombe 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University

Active Design: Creating A Blue Zones Model For Interior Environments, Alexis Holcombe

Theses and Dissertations

How might interior environments play a role in promoting life long well being? According to Passarino, et al., genetic variety only accounts for about 25% of the variation of human longevity. A combination of diet, environment and exercise comprise the greatest factors. The amount of time Americans spend indoors presents a challenge to increasing physical activity: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that Americans spend 93% of their lives indoors (Roberts, 2016). Therefore, if physical activity is crucial to living longer, the design of interior environments could logically be a critical factor in promoting natural movement and sustaining lifelong well-being ...


Designing For A Demographic: How To Reduce Poverty And The Homeless Population Through Design, Danielle M. Becker 2017 The University of Akron

Designing For A Demographic: How To Reduce Poverty And The Homeless Population Through Design, Danielle M. Becker

Honors Research Projects

This research paper is a response to my personal encounters and experience with the homeless and low-income population in Akron, Ohio over the course of my 5 years at the University of Akron. It explores the causes and statistics of poverty and homelessness within the United States and the greater Akron area as well as what is currently being done to aid and reduce this population. Haven of Rest Ministries, one of the largest and most successful shelters in Akron, is showcased for the multitude of services they provide on a daily basis. Referencing the shelter helps to point out ...


Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Asanoha, Alyssa Chin 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation Of The Pattern And Printing Process - Asanoha, Alyssa Chin

Pattern Research Project

2017 Pattern Research Project

Alyssa Chin - Asanoha

The Pattern Research Project involves research and analysis of contemporary patterns found in the textiles and wallcoverings of the built interior environment. Patterns use motif, repetition, color, geometry, craft, technology, and space to communicate place, time, and concept. Through this research and analysis, built environments - their designers, occupants, construction, and context - can be better understood.

Alyssa Chin, VCU Interior Design BFA 2020, selected the Asanoha pattern for the 2017 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“Asanoha is a traditional pattern of Japan and its roots span ...


The Modernization Of Islamic Art In The Realm Of Architecture, Rinad Al-Shboul 2017 Eastern Michigan University

The Modernization Of Islamic Art In The Realm Of Architecture, Rinad Al-Shboul

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

The aim of this qualitative study is to explore the modernization of Islamic art in the realm of architecture through six case studies representing traditional and modern mosques from an architectural and decorative perspective. By examining published materials and research papers pertaining to the artifacts and analyzing their features, this study attempts to answer the following questions: how has Islamic art and architecture evolved with modern times and technologies? What new trends have aided in the evolution of this art? and have culture and religion influenced the evolution of Islamic art and continue to play a major role in its ...


Read-In Arts, An Liu 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University

Read-In Arts, An Liu

Theses and Dissertations

As interior designers, we strive to design everything for our clients, from complex environments to the joinery of a chair. We rarely consider inviting our clients or the users to join us in finishing the space.

Read-In workshop is not a school, but a kind of home, a home belonging to children, which provides the possibilities for children to play, to learn, to occupy, to personalize, and to share. An emotional space that will not limit the user, but keep inspiring them. It helps children notice, think, and grow.

Half of the interior space will be a fixed design, designed ...


Deaccessioning The Studio, Ayla Rexroth 2016 CUNY Hunter College

Deaccessioning The Studio, Ayla Rexroth

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

I have created several micro-businesses that provide tools and facilitate experiences to help people meet their potential. The form of the businesses has ranged from a street based art gallery inside the drawers of a modern dresser to a business that sews more and bigger pockets into women’s outerwear.


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