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Interior Designer's Attitudes Toward Sustainable Interior Design Practices And Barriers Encountered When Using Sustainable Interior Design Practices, Leigh Bacon 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Interior Designer's Attitudes Toward Sustainable Interior Design Practices And Barriers Encountered When Using Sustainable Interior Design Practices, Leigh Bacon

Theses from the Architecture Program

The objectives of this study evaluated whether interior designer’s had a positive or negative attitude toward sustainable interior design practices. Next, it evaluated the three areas of perceived barriers interior designers encounter when using sustainable interior design practices (project capabilities, transition to sustainability, and knowledge and skills associated with sustainable design). The final objectives determined if attitudes and barriers affected the use of sustainable interior design practices, and determined whether the attitudes of interior designers and the barriers encountered by interior designers were related. Overall, attitudes toward sustainable interior design practices were positive. Barrier scores indicated that factors affecting ...


Walkability, Social Interaction, And Neighborhood Design, Theresa A. Glanz 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Walkability, Social Interaction, And Neighborhood Design, Theresa A. Glanz

Community and Regional Planning Program: Student Projects and Theses

Typically suburban neighborhoods within the United States are often not pedestrian friendly especially when it comes to destination walking. Since the 1980s New Urbanists have been working on developing neighborhoods that not only allow people to walk for leisure but also allow the residents to walk to nearby shopping and public spaces. These increases in opportunities for walking can enhance people’s lives through improved health, reduction in financial outputs for fuels, enhancement of the physical environment through reductions in carbon monoxide, and the potential for increased social capital through accidental and intentional social opportunities. This paper discusses neighborhood design ...


Inform Form Perform, Nathaniel Holland 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Inform Form Perform, Nathaniel Holland

Theses from the Architecture Program

Architecture as a profession has always concerned itself with finding beauty in built forms. In the digital age beauty is changing; information controls our lives and true beauty is found in the way we interpret it. Architects have developed and employed parametric design strategies to both interpret this information and increase their production. Though these strategies have improved architectural design, they are not being used to their full extent in the design process. I propose taking the use of computers in aiding architectural design one step further; site information and program data should INFORM the project, driving the creation of ...


Interactive Environments: Redefining Sense Of Place In The ‘Noosphere’, Kathleen Callaghan 2011 Syracuse University

Interactive Environments: Redefining Sense Of Place In The ‘Noosphere’, Kathleen Callaghan

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The rapid growth of the internet and the far-reaching ubiquity of our virtual networks within the last decade have spurred an entirely new generation of interactive devices and technologies; these include the technologies seen in cell phones, video games, televisions and computers. Furthermore, online social networks such as Facebook and our portable Internet devices, mainly the iPhone, have begun to redefine our sense of time and place in a world of global connectivity and instant-access. This phenomenon results in a constant flow of communication and information that blankets the globe and marks a cultural paradigm shift to a much more ...


A Didactic Architecture For Rural Early Education, Vasiliy Lakoba 2011 Syracuse University

A Didactic Architecture For Rural Early Education, Vasiliy Lakoba

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

CONTENTION It is possible to create a physical environment which will serve as a didactic tool for both pupils and educators. The tectonic language will be didactic on three levels: that of explicatively detailed timber framing, that of participatory and reconfigurable play modules, and that of demonstrative sustainable resource management. It will merge playground and classroom space, both modulated within a timber frame and allowing reconfiguration of physically and intellectually educational partitions. DESIGN PROBLEM The kindergarten is to be sited in Saranac Lake, NY, at the Jackrabbit Trailhead, near Moody Pond. The building will merge playground and classroom programs for ...


Crisis Expo, Stephen Patrick Klimek 2011 Syracuse University

Crisis Expo, Stephen Patrick Klimek

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The contention of this thesis is that architecture can create a venue for new forms or forums of civic and political engagement in a post industrial urban environment. Executing democratic processes of discussion, debate, and dissent is more important than the resolution to a given crisis. Yet in a world of impending crises architecture has yet to envision a truly contemporary form of assembly for the resolution of these issues by the Phantom Public. There is a politics of space because space is political4. Politics needs space. It exploits space as a resource, a site of debate, a vehicle ...


Infrastructured: Opportunistic Infrastructure, Urban Revitalization, And Socioeconomic Reconciliation At Boundaries In Downtown Syracuse, Ny., Nilus Klingel 2011 Syracuse University

Infrastructured: Opportunistic Infrastructure, Urban Revitalization, And Socioeconomic Reconciliation At Boundaries In Downtown Syracuse, Ny., Nilus Klingel

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The contention of this thesis is that large-scale infrastructures, such as highway systems, energy networks, or water supply complexes – as well as more abstract infrastructures, such as the infrastructures of capitalism or mercantilism – have, as the ‘harbingers’ of Modernity, an indelible impact upon the lives of the human beings who exist under their influence. Eradicating the traditional way of life that preceded them, these structures provide only one point of reference: the unknown future, in which the human struggles to find an identity.

Recent recuperations of infrastructures illustrate how the transformation of former agents of alienation can build community and ...


The Life, Death And Rebirth Of University Avenue: Exploring The Relationship Among Transportation, Urban Form And Neighborhood Characteristics, Jillian G. Goforth 2011 Macalester College

The Life, Death And Rebirth Of University Avenue: Exploring The Relationship Among Transportation, Urban Form And Neighborhood Characteristics, Jillian G. Goforth

Geography Honors Projects

The impending light rail transit development along University Avenue in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota has led to local curiosity about both the past activities and the future possibilities for this urban street. Part I of this paper explores the social, economic and physical evolution of University Avenue and its relationship to transportation eras. Part II argues that there is a connection between the urban form of each transportation epoch and the rate of crime along University Avenue. The study concludes with the prediction that safety will improve following construction of the Central Corridor Light Rail line.


Meeting The Challenges Of Educational Reform Through Spatial Design In The Twenty-First Century, Alwaleed Alshaibi 2011 Eastern Michigan University

Meeting The Challenges Of Educational Reform Through Spatial Design In The Twenty-First Century, Alwaleed Alshaibi

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

This paper looks into the issue of Saudi Arabia becoming an active player within globalization. The context of entering into globalization for Saudi Arabia is harnessing the tenets of higher education. In its history Saudi Arabia traditionally practiced gendersegregated education. Saudi Arabia has made a bold attempt in its education practice to allow coeducation to take place at one of their universities. This university seeks to become a global leader in the area of science and technology, thereby providing Saudi Arabia with the beginnings of a global city. Designing a global city out of a society with a gender-segregated lifestyle ...


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 ...


Town Of Braintree - Monatiquot River Watershed Study, Benjamin D'Agostino, Elizabeth A. Englebretson, Carli Foster, Jeffrey Scott Fulford, Edward P. Haynes, Tracy Murphy, Sparky VonPlinsky, Eric Wojtowicz 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Town Of Braintree - Monatiquot River Watershed Study, Benjamin D'Agostino, Elizabeth A. Englebretson, Carli Foster, Jeffrey Scott Fulford, Edward P. Haynes, Tracy Murphy, Sparky Vonplinsky, Eric Wojtowicz

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Studio and Student Research and Creative Activity

Monatiquot River has played an important role in the Town of Braintree’s great industrial history. Over time, people’s relationship with the river has evolved from daily necessity and industrial utilitarian usage to scenery and recreational amenity. Currently, there is limited public physical access to the water and a lack of connection to regional greenway system. In addition, the extreme flood in March 2010 signified the prolonged urbanization impacts on floodplains and massive impervious surfaces in the watershed. Under the climate change effects, Braintree is likely to face more frequent and severe storms that affect safety and welfare of ...


Participation In The Planning And Design Of Public Open Space, Julie Meyer 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Participation In The Planning And Design Of Public Open Space, Julie Meyer

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

This master's project considers public participation in regards to design of sustainable public open spaces, and recommends methods to include it in current landscape design practice.

The introduction describes the scope of the project, definition and evolution of landscape design of sustainable open space and sustainability. It presents the claims that landscape architects need an understanding of the ranges of participation in order to deliver flexible, creative and sustainable public projects in a capitalist economy and that a more active participation and more creativity contributes to sustainable designs. The rationale, limitations, methods and introduction to the literature review are ...


Communicating Climate Change Impacts With Stakeholders On The Coast Of Connecticut-Stewart B. Mckinney National Wildlife Refuge, Cynthia L. White 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Communicating Climate Change Impacts With Stakeholders On The Coast Of Connecticut-Stewart B. Mckinney National Wildlife Refuge, Cynthia L. White

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

This research project consists of two parts, a scientific analysis of potential impacts of climate change on a coastal wildlife refuge, Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, and its surrounding area and a summary of the response by stakeholders to the information. The refuge with headquarters in Westbrook, CT consists of eleven units that span 70 miles along the coast of CT and include habitats such as saltmarsh, tidal flats, deciduous upland, rocky island, and barrier reef. Projected impacts over a span of 100 years include a projected loss of one quarter to one third of the dry land (which ...


Enhanced Cross Country Running Course Design: A Study Of Historic And Recent Courses, Other Landscape-Based Sports, Athlete Psychology, And Course Elements, Audrey B. Lancaster 2011 Utah State University

Enhanced Cross Country Running Course Design: A Study Of Historic And Recent Courses, Other Landscape-Based Sports, Athlete Psychology, And Course Elements, Audrey B. Lancaster

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Literature suggests that the original and "pure" elements of cross country course design have faded through time; in order to wholly enhance course design the original elements must be preserved and united with desired modern course elements. "Pure" sport is defined by an athlete's struggle and persistence that occur amidst tough competition, rugged course elements, and physical pain. In addition to identifying the desired elements through literature review, case studies, and self-experience of cross country course design, it was necessary to confirm the desired elements through interviewing eight key informants. The key informants were renowned and accomplished NCAA cross ...


The Genesis Project: The Synthesis Of Man, Environment, And Technology, Omar Sidney Bakeer 2011 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Genesis Project: The Synthesis Of Man, Environment, And Technology, Omar Sidney Bakeer

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


From The Pasture To The Plate: A Local Foods Market In Downtown Knoxville, Katie Mitchell, Natalie Garner, Whitney Christian 2011 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

From The Pasture To The Plate: A Local Foods Market In Downtown Knoxville, Katie Mitchell, Natalie Garner, Whitney Christian

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Univercity Living Room, Stephen Townsend 2011 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Univercity Living Room, Stephen Townsend

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


The Solitary Place Shall Be Glad For Them: Understanding And Treating Mormon Pioneer Gardens As Cultural Landscapes, Emily Anne Brooksby Wheeler 2011 Utah State University

The Solitary Place Shall Be Glad For Them: Understanding And Treating Mormon Pioneer Gardens As Cultural Landscapes, Emily Anne Brooksby Wheeler

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The gardens of early Mormon pioneers are a unique cultural resource in the western United States, but little guidance has been provided for understanding or providing landscape treatments for Mormon landscapes. Mormon pioneers came to Utah and the Great Basin to escape religious persecution and build their own holy kingdom. In relative geographical isolation, they built towns that have a distinctive character delineating a Mormon cultural region in the West. Self-sufficiency was an important feature of these towns and of the religious culture of early Mormons, both because of their geographical isolation and their desire to be independent of the ...


Sustaining Modernity An Analysis Of A Modern Masterpiece -The Gropius House, L Carl Fiocchi Jr, Simi T. Hoque 2011 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sustaining Modernity An Analysis Of A Modern Masterpiece -The Gropius House, L Carl Fiocchi Jr, Simi T. Hoque

L. Carl Fiocchi

This paper presents a method and initial studies to evaluate the energy performance of the Gropius
House, a Modernist icon. The objective is to quantify energy intensity of the house by creating and
optimizing a parametric computer energy model. The procedure described in this paper provides a
detailed outline of the energy modeling process with accompanying results. The goal is to advance
the understanding of the performance of Modernist icons, offering insight into sustainable building
strategies in use before the advent of contemporary technologies.

The present study is part of a larger project to create a knowledge base of the ...


Flipping The Model: Making Noise In The Library, Lynell De Wind 2011 Grand Valley State University

Flipping The Model: Making Noise In The Library, Lynell De Wind

Lynell J. De Wind

Dean Lee VanOrsdel and Lynell De Wind presented Flipping the Model: Making Noise in the Library at the NBS Healthcare & Higher Education Vendor Fair on May 19, 2011. The file is Lynell's half of the presentation.


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