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The Architecture Of Connecticut College, Thomas Blake McDonald 2010 Connecticut College

The Architecture Of Connecticut College, Thomas Blake Mcdonald

Architectural Studies Honors Papers

The Connecticut College campus has changed dramatically in the last century. Originally a women’s college design as a series of Gothic quadrangles inspired by the examples of prestigious English universities such as Oxford and Cambridge, development changed course dramatically in the 1920s and 1930s, as inwardly focused designs gave way to a sweeping Campus Green modeled after Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia. While the Green continued to serve as the organizing spine of the campus, by the midcentury the College had introduced Modernist buildings to facilitate both coeducation and expanding curriculums.

This thesis starts from the premise that ...


Alien And Distant: Rem Koolhaas On On Film In Lagos, Nigeria, Joseph Godlewski 2010 Syracuse University

Alien And Distant: Rem Koolhaas On On Film In Lagos, Nigeria, Joseph Godlewski

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This article appears in TDSR volume XXI, II, 2010.

The abstract below is from the article:

This article seeks to evaluate Rem Koolhaas’s investigations of the sub-Saharan megapolis of Lagos, Nigeria. The literature on Lagos produced by Koolhaas and the Harvard Project on the City has been both lauded and criticized by several sources. Less attention, however, has been paid to two documentary films chronicling their Lagos “research studio.” The central component of this article is a close reading of these two films. It concludes that the research studio is a potentially effective method for learning about cities, though ...


Medieval Synagogues In The Mediterranean Region, Samuel D. Gruber 2010 Syracuse University

Medieval Synagogues In The Mediterranean Region, Samuel D. Gruber

Religion

Throughout the Middle Ages, the synagogue developed as the central identifying institution and physical building for Jews, replacing the still yearned for but increasingly distant Jerusalem Temple as the focus of Jewish identity. Equally important, the synagogue became the symbol par excellance of the Jews and their community for the Christian (or Muslim) majority populations in the countries where Jews were settled. For Christians, the synagogue was a Jewish church, but much more so, it came to symbolize in opposition all that the church represented.

Though relatively little known today, medieval synagogues were not symbolic abstractions to the men and ...


The Transitional Museum As Urban Parasitism, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

The Transitional Museum As Urban Parasitism, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce

Sociology Faculty Publication Series

In a recent talk at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, I presented to the public an initial approach to the concept of the Transitional Museum, one that I have developed over time in collaboration with Mauricio Rodriguez-Anza and Vivianne Falco. This concept grew out of our efforts at defining the main features and goals of the new Anza Falco Museum of Art and Design, and particularly out of our struggle with the word "alternative" as an all-embracing, defining category with the necessary components to project to the world a unique and interdisciplinary style both in its architectural form ...


Quintessential Boise: An Architectural Journey, Charles Hummel, Tim Woodward, Jeanne Huff 2010 Boise State University

Quintessential Boise: An Architectural Journey, Charles Hummel, Tim Woodward, Jeanne Huff

University Books

Quintessential Boise considers how buildings, streets and landmarks meet the needs of people and make the city a livable place. Richly illustrated with art, maps and photography, the book offers a five-star system for rating architecture. Charles Hummel is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a recipient of the City of Boise's lifetime achievement award. Tim Woodward has been a columnist at the Idaho Statesman since 1975.


Shaping Tokyo: Land Development And Planning Practice In The Early Modern Japanese Metropolis, Carola Hein 2010 Bryn Mawr College

Shaping Tokyo: Land Development And Planning Practice In The Early Modern Japanese Metropolis, Carola Hein

Growth and Structure of Cities Faculty Research and Scholarship

From the mid-nineteenth century, Japanese elites experimented with foreign planning concepts and transformed their cities to respond to the demands of modernization. Even though they faced similar situations, knew about established European techniques, and had large open spaces available, they established planning practices that were different from those of their foreign counterparts, building on the country’s own urban history and form, particularities in landownership, development needs, urban planning techniques, and design preferences. This article highlights, first, key issues of landownership, urban form, and urban development in the Edo period (1603—1867) and provides an overview of the urban transformation ...


Facilities At Your Service 10 (2010), Bryn Mawr College Facilities 2010 Bryn Mawr College

Facilities At Your Service 10 (2010), Bryn Mawr College Facilities

Facilities Newsletter (Facilities at Your Service)

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Cinematheque Hitchcock: The Theatrics Of Congestion, Cassandra E. Biehl 2010 Syracuse University

Cinematheque Hitchcock: The Theatrics Of Congestion, Cassandra E. Biehl

Architecture Senior Theses

"Cinematheque Hitchcock will despense with predisposed architectural and societal tendencies toward the segregation of the public and private realms inherent in Rear Window Ethics.

Through a cinematographic montage of action/reaction and juxtaposition of the:

public/private

Villagers/NYU and

land/sky dwellers,

Architecture will create and continually generate permutations of visual and sensorial urban stories in Washington Square Village, producing the Theatrics of Congestion."


Urban Stitch: Reinventing Housing In The Globalized Urban Realm For Chinese Migrant Workers, Jennifer Hoi Ling Ha 2010 Syracuse University

Urban Stitch: Reinventing Housing In The Globalized Urban Realm For Chinese Migrant Workers, Jennifer Hoi Ling Ha

Architecture Senior Theses

"This thesis contends that architecture can reclaim individual and community expression within the globalized urban realm through the integration of unique programs in a live/work community environment."


The Nutalism, Brendan Gabriel Rose 2010 Syracuse University

The Nutalism, Brendan Gabriel Rose

Architecture Senior Theses

"It is the continued contention of this thesis that through material investigations that attempt to dissolve the perceived boundary between the acts of art, design, and construction, an architecture student can offer a significantly robust demonstration of their competency as an architect in training. Furthermore, such an investigation, carried out through full-scale design implementations on urban sites, offers much greater potential for demonstrating competency in the skills of collaboration, tectonics, site engagement, and economics than a traditional thesis consisting of testing through drawings, models, and words."


Stimulating Our Food Environment, Katharine Masciocchi 2010 Syracuse University

Stimulating Our Food Environment, Katharine Masciocchi

Architecture Thesis Prep

"This thesis argues that architecture must be more than just the physical creation of space and become involved in the design of policies and sustainable systems, which support local food systems providing healthy food for all people regardless of income or race, helping to restore the environment rather than destroy it."


Guide To Stones Used For Houses Of Worship In Northeastern Ohio, Joseph T. Hannibal 2010 Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Guide To Stones Used For Houses Of Worship In Northeastern Ohio, Joseph T. Hannibal

Cleveland Memory

The purpose of this guide is to serve as an introduction and field guide to the stone used for Northeastern Ohio’s sacred landmarks. compiling this information are noted. Both exterior and interior stones are described. Locations are given so that visitors can find various interior features. Finally, interesting facts having to do with the stones are given in a remarks section and references to sources used.


From Ark To Art : The 20-Year Journey Of The Civic, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, From Jewish Temple To Multi-Purpose Community Facility, John J. Boyle III 2010 Cleveland State University

From Ark To Art : The 20-Year Journey Of The Civic, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, From Jewish Temple To Multi-Purpose Community Facility, John J. Boyle Iii

Cleveland Memory

The Civic is a former Jewish temple located in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, an inner-ring suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. The building was close to being abandoned and possibly torn down after its former congregation built a new facility farther out in the suburbs. This study describes how a former temple came to serve the community in a new and different way in the secular world. This study will chronicle the Civic as a historical building; describe the efforts to remake it into a multi-purpose building that is a community asset; and serve as a model to other communities interested in adapting ...


Between The Golden Age And The Gilded Age : A History Of The Southern Thames Street Neighborhood, Catherine W. Zipf, Chris Blanchette, Megan Cox, Diane Patrella, Ty Pennypacker, Daniel P. Titus 2010 Salve Regina University

Between The Golden Age And The Gilded Age : A History Of The Southern Thames Street Neighborhood, Catherine W. Zipf, Chris Blanchette, Megan Cox, Diane Patrella, Ty Pennypacker, Daniel P. Titus

CHP399 The Southern Thames Street Neighborhood Study

The Southern Thames St. Neighborhood is located on the west side of Newport, Rhode Island, and occupies the southern half of its harbor. This neighborhood is an outstanding example of 19th-century immigrant neighborhood built according to local, vernecular traditions. This area was home to a substantial portion of Newport's Irish immigrant population, a working class group who arrived in Newport between 1820 and 1920.


Philadelphia Neighborhood Conservation: Using Public Policy To Protect Historic And Threatened Residential Neighborhoods, Lindsey E. Allen 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Neighborhood Conservation: Using Public Policy To Protect Historic And Threatened Residential Neighborhoods, Lindsey E. Allen

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Neighborhood conservation is largely dependent on a municipality’s zoning code. Many tools for protecting neighborhoods are embedded into the zoning code, and residents should be able to rely on them to provide a basic level of protection to neighborhood character. Local historic districts are common regulatory tools that are added as an overlay district and have regulations and standards that supplement those provided by the base zoning districts. However, to utilize this more restrictive tool, neighborhoods must qualify based on a variety of criteria related to the significance of the area and the amount of historical integrity that remains ...


The Economics Of Rehabilitation For Affordable Housing Projects: Are The Secretary Of Interior's Standards For Rehabilitation A Significant Barrier To Project Completion, Helen Johnson 2010 University of Pennsylvania

The Economics Of Rehabilitation For Affordable Housing Projects: Are The Secretary Of Interior's Standards For Rehabilitation A Significant Barrier To Project Completion, Helen Johnson

Theses (Historic Preservation)

No abstract provided.


Commemoration And Protest: The Use Of Heritage Trails To Connect Women's History With Historic Sites, Marissa J. Moshier 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Commemoration And Protest: The Use Of Heritage Trails To Connect Women's History With Historic Sites, Marissa J. Moshier

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Women's heritage trails employ the theme of women’s history to link historic sites across cities or entire states. As shifts in preservation practice have begun to promote greater diversity in the interpretation of historic sites, these trails serve as educational tools and initiatives for heritage tourism that create networks of women’s history sites. The trails also serve as public commemorations of women’s roles in American history and as protests against the absence of women in the interpretation at historic sites. Through case studies in Boston, New Jersey, Maryland, and upstate New York, this thesis considers the ...


Rediscovering An American Master: An Examination And Analysis Of The Decorative Plaster Ceiling Of Robert Winthrop Chanler's Whitney Studio, New York, Lauren Vollono Drapala 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Rediscovering An American Master: An Examination And Analysis Of The Decorative Plaster Ceiling Of Robert Winthrop Chanler's Whitney Studio, New York, Lauren Vollono Drapala

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Though a well-known decorative painter and muralist in the early 20th century, the artist Robert “Bob the Sheriff” Chanler was an incredible personality and creative genius who has been largely forgotten overtime. His work is representative of artistic innovation and experimentation that characterized the early 20th century , presenting a unique quality that can only be called ‘Chanleresque.’ This thesis intends to situate Chanler's interior decoration of the Whitney Studio within the body of Chanler’s work in decorative interiors, screens and murals, to analyze the materials and structural system that compose the ceiling and present a proposal for the ...


Performance Of The Roof Structure At The Wagner Free Institute Of Science: A Computational Simulation And Its Implications Fo Plaster Conservation, Katharine Helene Woodman 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Performance Of The Roof Structure At The Wagner Free Institute Of Science: A Computational Simulation And Its Implications Fo Plaster Conservation, Katharine Helene Woodman

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The structural performance of historic buildings is a critical concern with respect to safety and functionality. While the decorative surface fabric of a building is the most visible manifestation of its architectural value, the integrity of these surfaces may be affected by the performance of the underlying structure. When symptoms of inadequate structural performance are manifested by cracked or displaced finishes, a structural engineer is generally consulted in order to evaluate the structural integrity of the building. More recently, engineers have begun to look towards more sophisticated analytical methods in order to help better simulate and understand structural behavior. In ...


Human Capital In The City: Exploring The Relationship Between Skill And Productivity In Us Metropolitan Areas, Ryan Wallace 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Human Capital In The City: Exploring The Relationship Between Skill And Productivity In Us Metropolitan Areas, Ryan Wallace

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

In economics, new growth theory suggests that knowledge creation and innovation are key drivers of growth. As a result, the ‘new economy’ is increasingly reliant upon the knowledge, skills, and abilities embodied in its workforce, also known as human capital, that facilitate the stimulation and generation of new ideas (Romer 1986, 1990 and Lucas 1988). This research contributes to the understanding of the relationship between stocks of human capital and economic output. I construct metrics to measure concentrations of basic worker skills using the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Information Network (O*NET) and employment estimates for 353 US metropolitan ...


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