Old Town Newark, California: Design Strategy On Thornton Avenue, 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Old Town Newark, California: Design Strategy On Thornton Avenue, Gabriel Ward
City and Regional Planning
No abstract provided.
Alamat Obat Gang Jie Gho Siah De Nature Di Karangasem, 2018 Bryant University
Alamat Obat Gang Jie Gho Siah De Nature Di Karangasem, Apotikobatgangjie Denature
Re-Live Downtown Pine Bluff, 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Re-Live Downtown Pine Bluff, Community Design Center
Once a prosperous cultural urban center in the Mississippi River delta, but now the nation’s second fastest shrinking city, Pine Bluff (population: 42,700) is Arkansas’ Detroit. Indeed, a study of black wealth conducted by famed sociologist W. E. B. Du Bois in 1899 found that Pine Bluff had the fourth highest rate of black wealth in the nation behind Charleston, Richmond, and New York City. The school’s community design center prepared a downtown revitalization plan, Re-Live Downtown Pine Bluff, a housing-first initiative focused on building neighborhoods around downtown “centers of strength”. While the revitalization approach is triaged ...
Center For Farm And Food System Entrepreneurship, 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Center For Farm And Food System Entrepreneurship, Community Design Center
The average age of the American farmer is 58. Since communities are not reproducing the next generation of farmers, universities are establishing training centers to model new concepts and technologies in farming. The Farmers Training Center is both an immersive program in the rhythms of farm life and a public facility for hosting gatherings that celebrate value-added food products. Part of the University of Arkansas’ farm operations near campus, the center is the public face of agriculture where farmers and the public meet. Student farmers learn by farming, from organic vegetable production in fields and greenhouses, to machine repair, marketing ...
New Beginnings Homeless Transition Village, 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
New Beginnings Homeless Transition Village, Community Design Center
More than three million Americans experience homelessness annually. Emergency shelter capacity is limited while local governments are unable to provide even temporary housing. Informal housing involving interim self-help solutions are now popular adaptive actions for obtaining shelter despite nonconformance with city codes. Unfortunately, most informal solutions have resulted in objectionable tent cities and squatter campgrounds where the local response has simply been to move the problem around. Our homeless transition village plan prototypes a shelter-first solution using a kit-of-parts that can be replicated in other communities. Village design reconciles key gaps between informal building practices and formal sector regulations, creating ...
Willow Heights Livability Improvement Plan, 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Willow Heights Livability Improvement Plan, Community Design Center
Willow Heights is a 43-year old public housing complex owned by the Fayetteville Housing Authority (FHA) within the federal public housing portfolio administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The school’s design center was commissioned by a local foundation to study an alternative to the FHA’s plan to sell the downtown Willow Heights complex to a developer of high-income housing, necessitating relocation of low-income residents to another complex outside of downtown. Using equity as a driver of decision making, the studio introduced scenario planning to organize reluctant stakeholders in considering transformations to the five-acre complex.
Community-Based Initiatives For Neighborhood And Community Rehabilitation: A Case Study Of The Mission District, San Francisco, California, Francesca Monique Gallardo
Theses and projects
Through the case study of San Francisco, CA’s Mission District, this research project addresses how community-based affordable housing development is operationalized to rehabilitate communities and neighborhoods experiencing effects of gentrification, mass displacement, and cultural dilution. My goals were to identify how the processes of building a sense of community, trust, and cohesion- rehabilitating and critical to affordable housing development efforts in the Mission District? And, how are nonprofit community development organizations engaging with these processes in collaboration with citizen and community partners? The final objective is to provide evidence-based strategies to assist other at-risk minority communities and neighborhoods in ...
The Psychological Impact Of Architectural Design, 2018 Claremont McKenna College
The Psychological Impact Of Architectural Design, Natalie Ricci
CMC Senior Theses
The interplay between architectural design and human psychology is significant, yet it remains largely unnoticed or even ignored both in and outside the design industry. Moreover, the relationship between design and psychology is not only consequential, it is bidirectional. On the one hand, successful design has been shown to have clear psychological and physiological impacts; on the other, psychology, human experience, and the function of our neurological systems all play a significant role in what we perceive to be successful design. This thesis endeavors to create an understanding of how that complex relationship evolved and how it works in today ...
Beyond Setting The Scene: Architecture Of The White City, 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Beyond Setting The Scene: Architecture Of The White City, Ashley Glesinger
UCARE Research Products
This undergraduate research project under the direction of Dr. Rumiko Handa and Dr. James Potter of the University of Nebraska- Lincoln is focused on the Erik Larson book, The Devil in the White City. The book focuses on fictionalized historical events surrounding the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. The project is a part of “Architecture in the Humanities,” an online relational database that connects architecture with literature, theater, film, and art. Literature has the ability to make historical architecture accessible to the contemporary readers. Often the architecture sets the scene for events, but its relevance goes unnoticed. This database ...
Facing The Sun, 2017 Technological University Dublin
Facing The Sun, Frank Prendergast, Muiris O'Sullivan, Ken Williams, Gabriel Cooney
December 2017 marked 50 years since archaeologist Michael J. O’Kelly first observed the solar illumination of the burial chamber in the Neolithic passage tomb at Newgrange during the period of the winter solstice. O’Kelly subsequently recorded direct sunlight entering Newgrange through the ‘especially contrived slit which lies under the roof-box at the outer end of the passage roof’ on 21 December 1969. The discovery of this historic phenomenon, dating back over 5,000 years, captured the public interest and imagination at that time and ever since. In this major article published in the Winter 2017 edition of Archaeology ...
Preschoolers And Pandas Making Friends: A Journey About Healing From Brain Injury, 2017 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College
Preschoolers And Pandas Making Friends: A Journey About Healing From Brain Injury, Barbara Anne Doucette
Museum Studies Projects
Preschoolers that have obtained Non-Accidental Injury (NAI) from familial child abuse are in need of having a unique place for neurorehabilitation in correlation with traditional therapies. My thesis project suggests adding an exhibit annex to an existing giant panda exhibit that will give preschoolers an opportunity to help develop new neuropathways when exposed to mediation and creative activities. Meditation and creative activities are being examined by neuroscientists as an aid in neuroplasticity after brain injury. This thesis reviews the neurotypical preschooler’s milestones and the playful means by which they are achieved. Conjoining the contemporary museums’ and zoological gardens’ outreach ...
Stewart, Laura (Fa 1043), 2017 Western Kentucky University
Stewart, Laura (Fa 1043), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
FA Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1043.
The Impact Of Learning Environments On Student Engagement, 2017 The University of Texas at Tyler
The Impact Of Learning Environments On Student Engagement, Yanira Oliveras Ortiz
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations
Architects design schools every day, but the impact that their designs have on student learning is at times unknown to those that design the schools. Educational research has shown that a positive school culture impacts student achievement; among the factors that impact the school culture is having a safe school (K12 Insight, 2017). Pride, student behavior, and overall safety each impact a school’s culture. A sense of pride and overall school safety can be influenced by the conditions of the building where children go to school.
The purpose of this manuscript is to explore the impact architectural design had ...
Imagining The Unimagined Metropolis: Privilege, Liminality, And Peripheral Communities In The Contemporary Urban Situation, 2017 The University of Western Ontario
Imagining The Unimagined Metropolis: Privilege, Liminality, And Peripheral Communities In The Contemporary Urban Situation, Colton R. Sherman
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
Various works of psychogeographic literature explore privileged and non-privileged communities and spaces through narrative and character development. Novels of this sort—specifically those by China Miéville, Neil Gaiman, and J.G. Ballard—feature narratives where their respective protagonists undergo a liminal metamorphosis and transform from a monotonous, albeit privileged urbanite into a free-associating inhabitant of the urban periphery: the unimagined, non-privileged space of urban detritus. By engaging with these authors’ novels alongside the works of the Situationists, Walter Benjamin, Rob Nixon and others, the goal of this thesis is to explore how the dominant urban epistemologies are subverted—whether or ...
Adaptive Typologies For Permanent Crises: Options For Rehabilitating Aleppo, 2017 Syracuse University
Adaptive Typologies For Permanent Crises: Options For Rehabilitating Aleppo, Katherine Barymow
Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects
There is little doubt that the Syrian civil war has catalyzed what experts and onlookers now consider the greatest humanitarian crisis in the 21st century. Per the UNHCR, the UN Refugee relief agency supporting refugee camps across the globe, roughly half of Syria’s 22 million pre-war population has been displaced, most which have fled to neighboring countries of Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and beyond to seek refuge. 13.5 million of these people, whether unable to leave their homes or awaiting permission to do so, are in dire need of international support from non-for-profit relief agencies struggling to provide basic ...
The New Sub Urban, 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The New Sub Urban, Brad Lee Herr
By pairing the unique and varying physical conditions of open-pit mines with the contextual situations and issues that surround them, these often abandoned and overlooked gaps in the earth can be rethought as a new landscape for creating future infrastructures that uniquely address national and global issues that are likely to increasingly effect our world in the future. This thesis project aims to rethink and restore purpose to these numerous vacant gaps left in the earth to determine how their unique conditions can provide a greater benefit to society through adaptive reuse.
Rigs Of Refuge: Spatial Agency And Its Role In Conflict, 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Rigs Of Refuge: Spatial Agency And Its Role In Conflict, Brittany Lauren Mcgraw
Architecture is an inherently political endeavor. As such, designers should carefully consider the spatial dialogue that the built environment creates between those who control spaces and those who use them. In times of crisis, this dialogue often ceases to be an equal exchange, pushing users’ needs aside and exerting authority in the most expedient way possible.
This thesis proposes that amidst settings of conflict, hyper-responsive architectural systems can counteract landscapes of authority by returning spatial agency to users. As the means of providing such a system, oil rigs should be repurposed as a network of deployable crisis response hubs.
Scruffy City, Variegated Spaces, Rare Places, 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Scruffy City, Variegated Spaces, Rare Places, Royal Moore Starr
The general basis of this thesis is to provide a critical examination of city branding and its implications on the built environment. Geographically fixated upon on the city of Knoxville, TN, Scruffy City, Variegated Spaces, Rare Places explores a unique relationship between cultural identity and architectural form. This project is an attempt to understand and harness an allusive attitude that undoubtedly shapes the architecture of this city. Therefore, the project itself is an open-ended set of design operations that inherently challenge the nature of architectural process in an attempt to study and emulate scruffiness in the built environment.
The project ...
Logistical Bodies Of Fulfillment, 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Logistical Bodies Of Fulfillment, Michael Steven Frush
existence occurs in a spatial assembly of multiple scalar experiences that is intensified and brought to perception by the exponential advancement of a virtual extension.
the physical realm that human cognition experiences acts as a bound container influenced by natural law and trusted forces. the virtual realm exists as a medium through which linkages are made that suppose unseen law, forces, and connections. the human existence experiences an interface between the multiplicities of the physical and the virtual. as technologies advance exponentially the recognition of a multiple temporality is intensified by digital networks and spatial extensions. the trusting of physical ...
Z-Cube: Mobile Living For Feminist Nomads, 2017 University of Massachusetts Amherst
Z-Cube: Mobile Living For Feminist Nomads, Zi Ye
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 ...