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Powers Of Ten, Sean Taylor-Davies 2010 Iowa State University

Powers Of Ten, Sean Taylor-Davies

Datum: student journal of architecture

Using an 8" x 8" module, students were asked to document a particular site at several different scales - or zooms - starting with a bird's eye view and ending inside of a single residential unit.


Wall Chair Window, Dan Siroky, DJ Freesmeier, Justin Massey 2010 Iowa State University

Wall Chair Window, Dan Siroky, Dj Freesmeier, Justin Massey

Datum: student journal of architecture

As a continuation of the zoom studies, students were asked to create a wall, a chair, and a window using only a single piece of 8" x 8" material.


The Method Of Discourse, Dan Siroky 2010 Iowa State University

The Method Of Discourse, Dan Siroky

Datum: student journal of architecture

The first year core program, every design student's first major hurdle in their college career, was created to provide a level playing field for all prospective majors.


Sketching: A Process Of Drawing, Tom Fraser 2010 Iowa State University

Sketching: A Process Of Drawing, Tom Fraser

Datum: student journal of architecture

The sketch is one of the most personal creations we make as students of architecture.


Installation, Adam Aalgaard 2010 Iowa State University

Installation, Adam Aalgaard

Datum: student journal of architecture

Created from artifacts used in the domestic practice of listening to music, this compositionally-driven installation seeks an understanding in the use of music listening devices and how they influence and are influenced by the spaces in which they are used.


Acoustic Room, Adam Aalgaard 2010 Iowa State University

Acoustic Room, Adam Aalgaard

Datum: student journal of architecture

A 1-to-1 scale room built to test room shape, wall configuration and speaker placement on the way in which we perceive music.


Chicago Arts Center, Sam Mulholland 2010 Iowa State University

Chicago Arts Center, Sam Mulholland

Datum: student journal of architecture

An art center in downtown Chicago for the sequential arts, the building took inspiration from comic book depictions of Gotham City.


An Investigation Of Design Parameters That Affect Commercial High-Rise Office Building Energy Consumption And Demand, Margarete Rois Langner 2010 University of Colorado at Boulder

An Investigation Of Design Parameters That Affect Commercial High-Rise Office Building Energy Consumption And Demand, Margarete Rois Langner

Civil Engineering Graduate Theses & Dissertations

There are many factors that drive energy consumption and demand in high-rise commercial office buildings. Understanding the effects of individual building parameters and two-factor interactions can be very useful for directing building audits, developing energy simulation models, and for building science research in general. In an effort to expedite building audit processes and energy model development, the work presented in this thesis offers strategies and best practices for efficiently conducting audits and developing building energy models. In conjunction, a fractional factorial analysis (FFA) was conducted to evaluate a large number of building parameters in an effort to quantify their effect ...


Saving Smiles In Sri Lanka, Mariah Eldredge, Juliana Fekete, John Krill, Nicole McDonough 2010 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Saving Smiles In Sri Lanka, Mariah Eldredge, Juliana Fekete, John Krill, Nicole Mcdonough

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

There is a need to reduce the rate of oral cancers, precancerous conditions, and mouth ulcers, and increase the overall oral hygiene in Sri Lanka. Our approach will be to educate the students in junior secondary school about the health risks of betel quid and the importance of tooth care.

Poster Presentation, Judge's Winner (2010)


Electric Vehicle Infrastructure In Massachusetts, Diego Adrianzen, Kristin Darby, Hannah McCallum 2010 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure In Massachusetts, Diego Adrianzen, Kristin Darby, Hannah Mccallum

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

Our project goal is to create a set of recommendations for how the state of Massachusetts can develop adequate infrastructure to support electric vehicles.

Poster Presentation, Judge's Winner (2010)


Assessing The Community Food Environment: Examining The Impact Of Retail Food Availability And Accessibility Along Travel Routes For Office Workers In Polk County, Iowa, Joyce Gathoni Mbugua 2010 Iowa State University

Assessing The Community Food Environment: Examining The Impact Of Retail Food Availability And Accessibility Along Travel Routes For Office Workers In Polk County, Iowa, Joyce Gathoni Mbugua

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This research investigates spatial access to the food environment along work travel routes for a sample of office workers in Polk County, IA. It also evaluates Facilitated Volunteered Geographic Information (f-VGI) methodology as a tool for enhancing public participation, and for collecting user-generated spatial data on the food environment, especially along travel routes. Results of pilot testing of the f-VGI methodology demonstrate the importance of accurate and reliable measurement tools and techniques in food environment studies. It also underscores the value of participatory methodologies in accessing data to enable inclusionary decision-making in community planning and design.


Evaluations Of Minor League Baseball Stadiums, Steve William Michael 2010 Iowa State University

Evaluations Of Minor League Baseball Stadiums, Steve William Michael

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study is the development of a comprehensive methodology that could be used by decision makers in minor league communities to better understand the decision making process of whether to construct or not.


Developing Parameters Of Design For An Urban Context And Demonstrating Them As A Future Design Model, Jigar Abhay Gandhi 2010 Iowa State University

Developing Parameters Of Design For An Urban Context And Demonstrating Them As A Future Design Model, Jigar Abhay Gandhi

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Many theories have been proposed to improve urban living conditions, but still they do not manage to solve these urban problems. In order to develop a model that can fill this gap, parameters for urban designs have been formed here using various readings and case studies. These are summarized in the thesis research to develop the design model. After selecting a site in Chicago and conducting analysis programs are proposed taking into account research parameters and the context around the site. These programs are studied and demonstrated in the site in the form of a design model. The design incorporates ...


The Kcmo Stream Setback Ordinance: Science, Public Involvement, And Water Quality Protection, Laurie Lynn Brown 2010 Iowa State University

The Kcmo Stream Setback Ordinance: Science, Public Involvement, And Water Quality Protection, Laurie Lynn Brown

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This case study evaluates the suitability of the Kansas City, Missouri Stream Setback Ordinance as a model ordinance that illustrates the integration of science and public involvement in an effort to achieve water quality protection. Nationally, there is a vast knowledge base on appropriate riparian buffer widths that can provide the scientific foundation many communities are looking for to legally and politically defend a riparian buffer program. Many communities are recognizing the economic value of protecting water resources for the benefit of public infrastructure, health, and community quality of life. The City of Kansas City ordinance meets multiple community objectives ...


Ecological Engineering In A New Town Development: Drainagedesign In The Woodlands, Texas, Bo Yang, M H. Li 2010 Utah State University

Ecological Engineering In A New Town Development: Drainagedesign In The Woodlands, Texas, Bo Yang, M H. Li

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Faculty Publications

This paper presents a comparative study of two different drainage designs in a 10,930-ha new town development of The Woodlands, Texas. Open surface drainage by shallow grassed swales was used in the first two subdivisions that were developed with ecological approaches. Open surface drainage mimics the natural flow regime and is regarded to mitigate development impacts on watershed. In other later subdivisions, the drainage design shifted back to a conventional stormwater drainage system, that is, curb and gutter, drop inlet, and underground piping, known to concentrate stormwater and lead to downstream flooding. The objective of this study is to ...


An Examination Of Information Needed When Purchasing A Home In A Historic District, Betsey Nicole French 2010 Iowa State University

An Examination Of Information Needed When Purchasing A Home In A Historic District, Betsey Nicole French

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis attempts to find out why homeowners are so ill-informed to the intricacies of owning a home in a historic district before moving in to one. It investigates through interviews where the information gap exists, and seeks solutions for homeowners so that they can take control and obtain the necessary information they need to be productive homeowners in their historic district as well as enjoy the neighborhood they've moved into. Education about a historic district can come in many different ways, but the obvious avenues

are through real estate agents, neighborhood associations, and involved city agencies. Using interviews ...


Bridging The Gap Between Planning And Architecture: A Closer Look At Design Collaboration, Kelsey Jo Klein 2010 Iowa State University

Bridging The Gap Between Planning And Architecture: A Closer Look At Design Collaboration, Kelsey Jo Klein

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The two fields of Community Planning and Architecture have separately been dealing with the dilemma of suitable housing for many years; each have implemented projects and policies designed to improve conditions, some succeeded but for the most part, most failed. In today's world, integration is the key to moving forward; disciplines need to work together, instead of separately, to solve our housing problems. After many failed housing projects and policies, we have learned that the problems can not be solved by one person, or even one entity. It is for these reasons; I believe the two professions of Planning ...


Black Political Power And Its Impact On Federal Housing Subsidy Program 235 (I) In Charlotte, North Carolina, Terry Leon Bellamy 2010 Iowa State University

Black Political Power And Its Impact On Federal Housing Subsidy Program 235 (I) In Charlotte, North Carolina, Terry Leon Bellamy

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This paper presents an analysis of the Federal Housing Act program 235(i) and the convergence of the growing Black political power in Charlotte, North Carolina in the 1980's. The project analyzes the housing market in Charlotte, placing significant emphasis on the levels of Black home ownership, and addresses the racial and political climate that shaped how FHA 235(i) was utilized in the city. The paper provides planning and policy recommendations in the context of addressing racial and class issues that must be rectified to permit substantive change. The research also explained how the Black middle class was ...


From Local To Regional: Evolution Of Three Multi-Use Trails In Northeast Iowa, Nicholas E. Meyer 2010 Iowa State University

From Local To Regional: Evolution Of Three Multi-Use Trails In Northeast Iowa, Nicholas E. Meyer

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Multi-use trail development in the United States has increased significantly in recent decades. In many communities, trails are recognized as a valuable component of recreation, quality of life amenity, and source of economic development. Trails usually originate as local grassroots projects designed for specific community purposes. In Northeast Iowa, three local projects are evolving into a regional trail system whereas others remain as community resources. The central question in this study is why and how did these local trail projects evolve to become regional destination trails? Case descriptions provide a chronological history of each trail's development. Themes in trail ...


Investigating Community Impacts Of A University Outreach Program Through The Lens Of Service-Learning And Community Engagement, Mary Susan Erickson 2010 Iowa State University

Investigating Community Impacts Of A University Outreach Program Through The Lens Of Service-Learning And Community Engagement, Mary Susan Erickson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Higher education has been encouraged to become more engaged with its constituent communities in recent years. This encouragement has come from many sources--state legislatures, the Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-grant Universities, and through the establishment of designations such as the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. As a result, service-learning and community engagement activities have grown over the last two decades and recommendations for best practices have emerged. However, very little study has focused on the communities being engaged in these efforts. Do they receive benefits from student involvement and if so, how can those benefits be defined ...


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