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Reactivate, Kelly Hiskey 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Reactivate, Kelly Hiskey

Theses from the Architecture Program

[Question]

How can communities be incorporated onto the site of a closed military base?

[Signifcance]

The Government owns billions of square feet of unused property across the United States. In fact, the United States Government owns over 50% of the land in the Western half of the country. Military facilities

occupy the largest area of federal land, aside from parks and forests. Many of these military sites are being left to their own demise. In fact, 27% of the nation’s military installations have been closed by the Department of Defense, via the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) initiative, leaving ...


Altruistic Infrastructure, Derik Eckhardt 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Altruistic Infrastructure, Derik Eckhardt

Theses from the Architecture Program

The evolution and expansion of cities necessitates a concurrent proliferation of the modern tools of growth. These tools, or infrastructure, are currently programmed to perform one functional operation, when in reality their presence alone brings forth consequences in our urban fabric. That is, they mark, divide, and obstruct movements in the city while simultaneously creating peripheral spaces of marginality. Furthermore, in developing countries cities struggle to expand while providing adequate infrastructure. The provision of infrastructure has the opportunity to be an architectural contribution beyond the current model of idiosyncratic structures.

How do pieces of infrastructure adapt to provide more than ...


Women's Specific Soccer Training Facility, Tockook Sabrina 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Women's Specific Soccer Training Facility, Tockook Sabrina

Theses from the Architecture Program

My original intentions were to focus on healthy eating and designing a building that corresponds to the concept of cooking. Diving deeper into the concept I had come to discover the correspondence was not reaching the level that I desired. I knew that I enjoyed the concept of healthy nutrition, and exercise has been a constant theme in my life as well. This lead me to deal more stickily with nutrition and exercise.

Personally I have played soccer for 16 years of my life, and soccer was the first idea that came to my mind when thesis projects were first ...


Harvester 1.0, Andrew Sorensen 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Harvester 1.0, Andrew Sorensen

Theses from the Architecture Program

One critical topic has always remained constant throughout the life of this thesis: efficient and multi-functioned urban land use.

It began with the questioning of golf courses and how much land they consumed for typically only a single, recreational function. After realizing the more direct and architectural programmatic relationships, the project shifted to the incorporation of farming into the urban environment while also linking it to today’s growing digital infrastructure needs. This thesis is a means of exploration through process and not necessarily an end result. The questions and potential that this project raises about the architectural relationships is ...


Sustainable Development, Matthew Gulsvig 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Sustainable Development, Matthew Gulsvig

Theses from the Architecture Program

The goal of this thesis is to research, design and document an architectural project that address the realities of the current and future social, environmental and economic issues of the United States. Specifically, the intent of this venture is to produce a project which can obtain two levels of self-sufficiency within a dense urban context. The first level of self-sufficiency would be obtained by not requiring the acquisition of energy from nonrenewable external sources. The second level of self-sufficiency would provide the permanent occupants the means to sustain the basic needs of life without requiring financial support from externals sources ...


Hydro[Lodge]Ic, Brittany McClure 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Hydro[Lodge]Ic, Brittany Mcclure

Theses from the Architecture Program

Over 70% of the world’s surface is covered with water, making it seem uninhabit-able. Or is it? From very early accounts in history man has been able to survive living on water for extended periods of time. Historically this time was a result of traveling, not necessarily a desire to live on the water. Even today, structures built for the aquatic environment fit more into the realm of tourism and leisure or a type of science / maritime study space, than a permanent dwelling. Living under or on water is certainly not a new idea. There are many science fiction ...


Optimizing The Urban Landscape, Kristin S. Harbert 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Optimizing The Urban Landscape, Kristin S. Harbert

Theses from the Architecture Program

While road infrastructure is at the forefront of the thesis, patterns of Omaha’s road history were studied to get an understanding of the deeper issue. The research suggested that the problem with road infrastructure is largely based in the creation of arterial streets. Wid­ening roads and creating additional arterial streets initially reduces costs and reduces delays, however the perceived benefits are far less than the actual cost: more home-sprawl, more business-sprawl, more big-boxes, more strip malls, new construction, more cars. On the other hand, if the congestion can be managed rather than cre­ating arterial streets, the opposite ...


Dead End Urban Corridors: Reconnecting Urban Space, Molly Macklin 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dead End Urban Corridors: Reconnecting Urban Space, Molly Macklin

Theses from the Architecture Program

This proposal seeks to look at urban renewal through the analysis of main street thoroughfares that weave through the urban fabric connecting neighborhoods and people as vital life-lines within cities. How does history, culture, economics, and existing infrastructure feed these corridors? And what happens when this artery is blocked by development?

Specifically, this thesis is focused on exploring a non-urban oriented, dead-end corridor typology that has been forced onto the urban main street resulting in an area that has become blighted, underutilized, and disconnected from the surrounding urban environment.

The main argument is aimed at critiquing overlaying typologies onto urban ...


A Museum Of Self Archaeology: Exploring The Potential Of Narrative In Architecture, Jonathan Martin 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A Museum Of Self Archaeology: Exploring The Potential Of Narrative In Architecture, Jonathan Martin

Theses from the Architecture Program

The intent of this thesis project is to question the methods of translation between narrative text and architectural space and to examine new questions and creative directions of infusing text and story into architectural practice. It must be critical of the conditions of use where this type of method have been and can be used. Is it merely appropriate in the circumstances of culturally significant or memorialized buildings, or is there a broader use by which it can affect architecture? It must also be critical of how much influence and integration this method can have on architectural practice and the ...


Disaster Relief And Reuse, Beth R. Valenta 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Disaster Relief And Reuse, Beth R. Valenta

Theses from the Architecture Program

the human state in the aftermath of a crisis is at its most vulnerable.

the goal of disaster relief is to evaluate the needs of a community and options available for creating shelters for displaced persons in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

after a disaster, more than at any other time, people are concerned about their safety and security. architecture has the ability to provide a level of comfort through dwellings, which provide shelter,

privacy and security. once safety and stability are established, a healing process can begin.

architecture has two basic solutions for disaster relief. the first is ...


Intermodal | Multimodal, Adam J. Andrews 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Intermodal | Multimodal, Adam J. Andrews

Theses from the Architecture Program

The intent is to confront waste on both a global and local level using architecture to engage and educate the public. Global waste, in this case, is defined as intermodal containers and local waste is defined as municipally collected solid waste. I intend to show through my designs that architecture need not be the source of yet more energy use and material waste. Instead, design can be the vehicle through which we begin to lessen our impact on Planet Earth by reusing the materials already at hand to create architecture and energy.

A waste to energy approach [both architectural and ...


Alternative Learning Formats In A Land Use Seminar, Michael E. Lewyn 2011 Florida Coastal School of Law

Alternative Learning Formats In A Land Use Seminar, Michael E. Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

A discussion of my use of field trips and guest speakers in my seminar on sprawl and the law.


The Passion For The Goddess; A Comparative Study On The Reverence Of The Goddess In Contemporary America And Ancient Mesopotamia, Sierra Helm 2011 Roger Williams University

The Passion For The Goddess; A Comparative Study On The Reverence Of The Goddess In Contemporary America And Ancient Mesopotamia, Sierra Helm

Honors Theses

Through a comparative study of contemporary America and ancient Mesopotamia, the devotional practices directed towards the goddess Inanna in ancient Mesopotamia and towards celebrities in present-day America are analyzed. Celebrities have replaced Inanna in terms of representing exceptional figures exemplifying certain qualities--qualities of motherhood, fertility, sexual appeal, wisdom, intelligence, and even that of the warrior--once associated with the ancient goddess. The position of women within these cultures is an important aspect of the research. In ancient Mesopotamia, the position of women decreased over the millennia, from 4000 BCE to 1000 BCE, in which the people of Sumer, Akkadia, Assyria, and ...


Perspectives Of Matrix Convex Functions, Ali Ebadian, Ismail Nikoufar, Madjid Eshaghi 2011 Payame Noor University

Perspectives Of Matrix Convex Functions, Ali Ebadian, Ismail Nikoufar, Madjid Eshaghi

Ismail Nikoufar

In this paper, we generalize the main results of [Effros EG, (2009) Proc Natl Acad. Sci USA 106:1006–1008]. Namely, we provide the necessary and sufficient conditions for jointly convexity of perspective functions and generalized perspective functions.


A Prevention-Centered Approach To Homelessness Assistance: A Paradigm Shift?, Dennis Culhane, Stephen Metraux, Thomas Byrne 2011 University of Pennsylvania

A Prevention-Centered Approach To Homelessness Assistance: A Paradigm Shift?, Dennis Culhane, Stephen Metraux, Thomas Byrne

Dennis P. Culhane

Prevention has long been cited as an important part of any strategy to end homelessness. Nonetheless, effective prevention initiatives have proven difficult to implement in practice. The lack of a prevention-oriented policy framework has resulted in responses to homelessness that focus primarily on assisting those who have already lost their housing and, consequently, to the institutionalization of homelessness. Recent Federal legislation, however, signals an emergent paradigm shift towards prevention-based approaches to homelessness. This paper explores the conceptual underpinnings of successful prevention initiatives and reviews practice-based evidence from several successful prevention-oriented approaches to homelessness in the United States and Europe. We ...


The Role Of Indulgences In The Building Of New Saint Peter’S Basilica, Ginny Justice 2011 Rollins College

The Role Of Indulgences In The Building Of New Saint Peter’S Basilica, Ginny Justice

Master of Liberal Studies Theses

New St. Peter’s Basilica is the second largest church in the world and considered by many to be the most beautiful. Built mainly during the sixteenth century, it took over a century to complete, and withstood corruption, wars, the Reformation, the Counter-Reformation, good popes and evil ones, and inched its way toward completion in 1626. The main funding for the early stages of building New St. Peter’s came from the sale of indulgences. Indulgences did more than help pay for the basilica, however. The abusive means of selling indulgences, including lies from priests and the papacy about their ...


Reclamation - An Eco-Industrial Park In Greenfield, Massachusetts, Sage W. Sluter 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Reclamation - An Eco-Industrial Park In Greenfield, Massachusetts, Sage W. Sluter

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Honors Projects

Sustainable Industrial Design
Reclaiming a Brownfield in Greenfield, Massachusetts
Abstract:
For the senior capstone project at the University of Massachusetts, this student completed a conceptual site design project for the City of Greenfield. The City of Greenfield wishes to redevelop the Brownfield site, currently known as the Bendix Property, into an eco- industrial park. Working closely with the City’s officials, the student created a realistic vision for the site. After twenty years of soil and groundwater treatment, the site is ready to come back to life. The student investigated what an eco -industrial park is, and how the businesses ...


Develop Energy Dashboard For Real-Time Campus Energy Use Monitoring, Hsui-lin Winkler, Charlene Hoegler, William Batina 2011 Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Pace University

Develop Energy Dashboard For Real-Time Campus Energy Use Monitoring, Hsui-Lin Winkler, Charlene Hoegler, William Batina

Cornerstone 3 Reports : Interdisciplinary Informatics

No abstract provided.


Historic And Demographic Changes That Impact The Future Of The Diné And Developing Community-Based Policy, Yolynda Begay 2011 University of New Mexico

Historic And Demographic Changes That Impact The Future Of The Diné And Developing Community-Based Policy, Yolynda Begay

Architecture and Planning ETDs

The history and legacy of Native American relationship with the U.S. government has been marred with policies on termination, assimilation, annihilation, and displacement of Indian communities. The Dawes Act, also known as the General Allotment Act of 1887, was the starting point of enrolling tribal members for land allotments (Spruhan, 2006-2007, p. 2). The act required a population survey of individual persons residing on allotted lands. This, in turn, required Indian agents to conduct census rolls (see glossary). The purpose of the Dawes Act was to turn Indian people into Jeffersonian farmers by breaking up communal landholdings and allotting ...


Home/Land: Kiowa, New Mexico- A Grassland's Story, Heather R. Yaryan 2011 University of New Mexico

Home/Land: Kiowa, New Mexico- A Grassland's Story, Heather R. Yaryan

Architecture and Planning ETDs

The purpose of this thesis was to illustrate how cultural and natural histories inform place-based community planning. Utilizing both cultural and natural histories, the planner may begin to see patterns of habitancy as they correlate to ecological fluctuations. I focused my research on Kiowa, New Mexico the community my family homesteaded in the grasslands of Northeastern New Mexico and took an auto-ethnographic approach to conducting my research. The story of Kiowa is both unique and universal. The intricacies of the land and people are, indeed, woven into a specific place and times. It is the intersection of Place and of ...


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