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Decon | Recon: Design Strategies For Repurposing Materials, Timothy Hemsath, Lindsey Ellsworth 2011 Architecture Program

Decon | Recon: Design Strategies For Repurposing Materials, Timothy Hemsath, Lindsey Ellsworth

Architecture Program: Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity

The deconstruction (DeCon) and repurposing (Re- Con) of existing structures and materials are worth- while and relevant endeavors given the potential for such procedures to be more economically and environmentally sustainable than conventional construction methods. Conventional construction methods often utilize virgin materials for produc- tion of architecture requiring extensive energy to harvest, process and manufacture the materials for use. Today we must face the fact that we exist in a carbon sensitive economy, and demand design approaches that reduce architecture’s impact on the environment. Our pedagogical goal was to de- velop a project framework to enable flexible ReCon design ...


Letter To The Editor, Lucy Creagh, Helena Kåberg, Barbara Miller Lane 2011 Bryn Mawr College

Letter To The Editor, Lucy Creagh, Helena Kåberg, Barbara Miller Lane

Growth and Structure of Cities Faculty Research and Scholarship

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Proposed Greenway Of Hatfield, Massachusetts - La497c - Senior Studio, Anthony D. Brow, William C. Bunker, Nicholas J. Mastroianni, Wesley A. Lomax, Philip A. Morrison Jr 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Proposed Greenway Of Hatfield, Massachusetts - La497c - Senior Studio, Anthony D. Brow, William C. Bunker, Nicholas J. Mastroianni, Wesley A. Lomax, Philip A. Morrison Jr

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

This is one of five reports submitted for the LA497C Spring 2011 Senior Studio project.

The town of Hatfield needs a Master plan to keep the town up to date on zoning regulations amongst other topics. They need to preserve rural character and enhance its economic base without overstepping private property rights. The town needs to attract new business, provide housing opportunities for the elderly, and standards for clustered residential development that will help preserve open space. The residents in Hatfield are concerned with three specific areas.

1. Managing growth and economic development

2. Preserving agriculture, natural resources, open space ...


Proposed Greenway Of Hatfield, Massachusetts - La497c - Senior Studio, Matthew G. Bent, Henry A. Hess, Andre E. Belperron 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Proposed Greenway Of Hatfield, Massachusetts - La497c - Senior Studio, Matthew G. Bent, Henry A. Hess, Andre E. Belperron

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

This is one of five reports submitted for the LA497C Spring 2011 Senior Studio project.

This proposed greenway plan will be assessing the features of Hatfield such as, History, natural features, and open space within the town. After a thorough assessment of the towns features the report will cover the extensive proposed greenway plan, focusing mostly on the town center of Hatfield. The town center is the hub of the town where the major community buildings are such as the elementary and high schools, town hall, the town library, and most of the public recreation fields. Once the overall greenway ...


Proposed Greenway Of Hatfield, Massachusetts - La497c - Senior Studio, Michael A. Brescia, Rachel L. Grigorian, Zachary M. Kingston, Carl M. McCrae, James A. Rebello 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Proposed Greenway Of Hatfield, Massachusetts - La497c - Senior Studio, Michael A. Brescia, Rachel L. Grigorian, Zachary M. Kingston, Carl M. Mccrae, James A. Rebello

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

This is one of five reports submitted for the LA497C Spring 2011 Senior Studio project.

The purpose of this report is to show the results of a partnership between the Town of Hatfield Massachusetts, and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts.

The Town of Hatfield initially approached the University for assistance in understanding the options available for Greenway development in Hatfield, while maintaining the charm and character the town is proud of.

In his ground-breaking book, Greenways for America, Author Charles Little (1990) provides a simple definition of a Greenway:

A greenway is ...


Proposed Greenway Of Hatfield, Massachusetts - La497c - Senior Studio, Ryan T. Kemmerich, Christopher M. Johnson, Matthew J. Canty, Benjamin A. Green 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Proposed Greenway Of Hatfield, Massachusetts - La497c - Senior Studio, Ryan T. Kemmerich, Christopher M. Johnson, Matthew J. Canty, Benjamin A. Green

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

This is one of five reports submitted for the LA497C Spring 2011 Senior Studio project.

Hatfield is located on the Connecticut River with interstate 91 cutting through the center of the town. Hatfield has an abundance of wetlands and floodplains, and the town’s relatively old-fashioned culture. As a community they have worked together to buffer the town from some of the more excessive development pressures other Pioneer Valley towns have been facing in the last ten years. At the same time, the town’s fertile soil and agricultural industry, along with easy commute distances to many large regional employers ...


Proposed Greenway Of Hatfield, Massachusetts - La497c - Senior Studio, Jane K. Alexander, Nicholas A. Betts, Tanya M. Chesnell, Julie A. Goodwin, Sage W. Sluter 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Proposed Greenway Of Hatfield, Massachusetts - La497c - Senior Studio, Jane K. Alexander, Nicholas A. Betts, Tanya M. Chesnell, Julie A. Goodwin, Sage W. Sluter

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

This is one of five reports submitted for the LA497C Spring 2011 Senior Studio project.

Hatfield, Massachusetts is a small town within the Pioneer Valley. With the Connecticut River to the east, Hatfield is spanned with extremely rich agriculture near the river and mountains in West Hatfield. The town is split into two major areas, separated by both geographical features, and major transportation routes that head from the North to the South. Hatfield also is home to the Mill River, a waterway that is revered for its biodiversity. Founded in 1630, Hatfield was once settled by the Native Americans, and ...


Informal Education: Haiti 2010, Nadia M. Anderson 2011 Iowa State University

Informal Education: Haiti 2010, Nadia M. Anderson

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

In the film Citizen Architect, Cameron Sinclair states that “the reality check is that the world is not gonna look like Dubai, it’s gonna look like Lagos, Nigeria,” thus beginning a discussion of how the growing social, economic, and environmental ineq- uities of the contemporary world are exacerbated by the inward-looking focus of much architectural education and practice.1 My stance is that educa- tors and practitioners need to engage this world and learn from it, bringing us and our students into direct contact with systems that are flexible, im- provisational, and materially creative.


A “Digital Process Book” Learning Tool For The Design Studio: Concept And Development, Lori A. Brunner 2011 Iowa State University

A “Digital Process Book” Learning Tool For The Design Studio: Concept And Development, Lori A. Brunner

Art and Design Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

The purpose of this study is to introduce a new learning tool to the interior design studio, namely, a “digital process book.” Paper-based process books are not new to the studio. A process book includes representations of the activities that occur and artifacts that are constructed as a student completes a design project. It allows the instructor, jurors, and others, to see the processes a student goes through to complete a project. It is also intended to assist students as a tool in the learning and design process. Schenk (2007) similarly describes this process work in the graphic design context ...


Asce 7-05 Design Rule For Relative Strength In A Tall Buckling-Restrained Braced Frame Dual System, Lisa J. Aukeman 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Asce 7-05 Design Rule For Relative Strength In A Tall Buckling-Restrained Braced Frame Dual System, Lisa J. Aukeman

Master's Theses and Project Reports

In mid- to high-rise structures, dual systems (DS) enable a structural designer to satisfy the stringent drift limitations of current codes without compromising ductility. Currently, ASCE 7-05 permits a variety of structural systems to be used in combination as a dual system yet the design requirements are limited to the following statement: Moment frames must be capable of resisting 25% of the seismic forces while the moment frames and braced frames or shear walls must be capable of resisting the entire seismic forces in proportion to their relative rigidities.

This thesis assesses the significance of the 25% design requirement for ...


Universal Engineering Programmer - An In-House Development Tool For Developing And Testing Implantable Medical Devices In St. Jude Medical, Khoa Tat Do 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Universal Engineering Programmer - An In-House Development Tool For Developing And Testing Implantable Medical Devices In St. Jude Medical, Khoa Tat Do

Master's Theses and Project Reports

During development and testing of the functionality of the pacemaker and defibrillator device, engineers in the St. Jude Medical Cardiac Rhythm Management Division use an in-house development tool called Universal Engineering Programmer (UEP) to ensure the device functions as expected, before it can be used to test on an animal or a human during the implantation process. In addition, some applications of UEP are incorporated into the official releases of the device product. UEP has been developed and used by engineers across departments in the St. Jude Medical Cardiac Rhythm Management Division (CRMD). This thesis covers the flexible and reusable ...


Los Imaginarios Urbanos Fundacionales De Quito, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. 2011 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

Los Imaginarios Urbanos Fundacionales De Quito, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Hoy las ciudades no pueden entenderse exclusivamente desde las lógicas de la distribución espacial de las actividades urbanas. Tampoco a partir de las infraestructuras básicas del transporte o de! agua potable, o desde las entradas eco nómicas de los precios del suelo, o desde sus gobiernos. Es imprescindible también aproximarse al conocimiento de las urbes tomando en cuenta lo que piensan sus habitantes mediante los imaginarios que tienen; es decir, sus ópticas culturales. Los imaginarios son la realidad que percibimos vivir, sentir y experimentar, que a su vez nos llevan a vivir según ellos; lo cual quiere decir que los ...


In Memoriam: Kazimierz Macciej Piechotka (1919-2010), Samuel D. Gruber Dr. 2011 Syracuse University

In Memoriam: Kazimierz Macciej Piechotka (1919-2010), Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Samuel D. Gruber, Ph.D.

Remembering the life and work of Polish architect and architectural historian Kazimierz Maciej Piechotka who with his wife Maria reintroduced the world to the marvels of Polish wooden and masonry synagogues in a series of important books and articles beginning Boznice Drewniane (1957) published in English as Wooden Synagogues in 1959. Piechotka, who fought in the Warsaw uprising and spent eight months in a German prisoner of war camp, was also an accomplished architect.


Todo Ecuador Es Hoy Una Frontera, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. 2011 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

Todo Ecuador Es Hoy Una Frontera, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Mientras las fronteras son construcciones sociales que cambian históricamente y que se despliegan en territorios amplios donde existen asimetrías complementarias entre dos o más Estados, los límites son definiciones político-administrativas fijadas de común acuerdo entre las partes. Para el caso de nuestro país se pueden extraer dos conclusiones importantes: la primera, cuando se suponía que la globalización licuaría las fronteras, lo que ha hecho es potenciarlas y transformarlas en espacios de encuentro y no de separación, gracias a que son plataformas de integración de territorios distintos, distantes y discontinuos. La segunda, que la puesta del último mojón en el límite ...


Gloucester Marine Station: Future Development Feasibility Study, Jack F. Ahern, Ben Eli Webb 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Gloucester Marine Station: Future Development Feasibility Study, Jack F. Ahern, Ben Eli Webb

Jack F. Ahern

The study commenced in July 2009 with historical research about the site and its context, site analysis, including the existing conditions and development regulations. This analysis included: topography, soils, vegetation, structures, utilities, easements, property deed, and city, state, and federal regulations. From this analysis an assessment of future development potentials was made based on the existing data/documents from UMass files, public records, Mass GIS data, site visits, and interviews with Gloucester, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and other officials and stakeholders. From the assessment we identified potential future uses, building locations, and feasible alternative layouts of the site. These alternatives were ...


From Fail-Safe To Safe-To-Fail: Sustainability And Resilience In The New Urban World, Jack F. Ahern 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

From Fail-Safe To Safe-To-Fail: Sustainability And Resilience In The New Urban World, Jack F. Ahern

Jack F. Ahern

Abstract: The extent to which the 21st Century world will be "sustainable" depends in large part on the sustainability of cities. Early ideas on implementing sustainability focused on concepts of achieving stability, practicing effective management and the control of change and growth-- a "fail-safe" mentality. More recent thinking about change, disturbance, uncertainty, and adaptability is fundamental to the emerging science of resilience, the capacity of systems to reorganize and recover from change and disturbance without changing to other states-- in other words, systems that are "safe to fail." While the concept of resilience is intellectually intriguing, it remains largely unpracticed ...


Evolving Governance Model For Community Building: Collaborative Partnerships In Master Planned Communities, Bhishna Bajracharya, Shahed Khan 2011 Bond University

Evolving Governance Model For Community Building: Collaborative Partnerships In Master Planned Communities, Bhishna Bajracharya, Shahed Khan

Bhishna Bajracharya

The development and management of master planned communities (MPCs) involve achieving the twin goals of building a sense of community and creating a distinctive place. The roles of private, public and community sectors in realising these goals of MPCs are evolving over time. The article reports on a case study of the MPC of Varsity Lakes in Gold Coast to investigate the role of key stakeholders as well as their collaborative initiatives for community building. It examines the community governance model being introduced by the developer for the management of the development once the developer has completed work on the ...


Integrating Regional And Infrastructure Planning: Lessons From South East Queensland, Australia, Michael Regan, Bhishna Bajracharya 2011 Bond University

Integrating Regional And Infrastructure Planning: Lessons From South East Queensland, Australia, Michael Regan, Bhishna Bajracharya

Bhishna Bajracharya

Economic and social infrastructure provision presents a conundrum for urban planners, especially in high growth regional economies experiencing strong population growth, increasing demand for infrastructure services and limits to their capacity to sustain long-term investment strategies. This chapter considers the South East Queensland (SEQ) regional economy and the policy decisions taken in recent years to embed and integrate both regional planning and regional infrastructure investment strategies through the statutory SEQ Regional Plan and SEQ Infrastructure Plans and Programs. This case study examines the benefits from this integrated approach as well as the challenges facing the region. Some of the benefits ...


Green Transit Oriented Development And Subtropical Design, Bhishna Bajracharya, Daniel O'Hare, Jason Byrne 2011 Bond University

Green Transit Oriented Development And Subtropical Design, Bhishna Bajracharya, Daniel O'Hare, Jason Byrne

Bhishna Bajracharya

Extract: In this chapter we review the historical development of TOD as an idea in Queensland, and discuss its evolution from an incipient 'walkability-oriented' design trend (intended to reduce car dependence, congestion and pollution while bolstering the efficient use of infrastructure and services) to a more holistic concern with environmental quality.


Nurturing Small Firms In The Knowledge-Based Economy: Programs And Challenges, Kay Imukuka, Bhishna Bajracharya, Linda Too, Greg Hearn 2011 Bond University

Nurturing Small Firms In The Knowledge-Based Economy: Programs And Challenges, Kay Imukuka, Bhishna Bajracharya, Linda Too, Greg Hearn

Linda Too

This paper aims at providing some insights into how the knowledge-based economy trend has been embraced by Australia’s Queensland State Government, through its signature policy known as the Smart State Strategy. Through significant investments in building new research institutes, upgrading the skills of locals to attracting and retaining knowledge workers and providing support to businesses, the Smart State Strategy has helped position Queensland as an important player in the global knowledge-based economy. A key initiative of the Smart State Strategy involves providing support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which are now widely recognised as playing a vital role ...


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