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Penn Place Transit Plan: Connecting & Engaging The Emu-Ypsilanti Community, Michael Strugala Jan 2014

Penn Place Transit Plan: Connecting & Engaging The Emu-Ypsilanti Community, Michael Strugala

Graduate Capstone Projects

The overall mission and vision for the Peninsular Place Neighborhood Study area is to increase collaboration amongst stakeholders, residents, businesses, and the EMU community to increase walkability, enhance pedestrian safety (in and around the park), deter criminal activity, repair broken and outdated infrastructure including sidewalks and antiquated lighting. Furthermore, the Peninsular Place Neighborhood Plan from a transportation perspective will focus on creating nodes of interest, developing key gateway entry points, connecting users to the AATA route, and establishing connectivity between Eastern Michigan University, Peninsular Place Park, Frog Island Park, and Depot Town. Additionally, the transportation plan will provide a robust ...


Old To Green: A Green Renovation To A Historic Home And Its Important Role In The Current Green Building Era, Stacey Ann Hefley Feb 2010

Old To Green: A Green Renovation To A Historic Home And Its Important Role In The Current Green Building Era, Stacey Ann Hefley

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to identify the basic components of a green renovation project in accordance with sustainable design principles and to exemplify the applicability of each component of a historic home. The focus on historic homes in particular is to explore the important role they can play in the sustainable home building industry. With so much attention focusing on new home construction nowadays, there is concern that the critical contribution historic homes can make to the environment is being overlooked. Their role in the building design and construction industry is not only beneficial to sustain our environment ...


The Documentation And Preservation Of Art-In-Architecture Of Michigan: The Section Of Fine Arts Projects, Cheryl Ann Chidester Jan 2007

The Documentation And Preservation Of Art-In-Architecture Of Michigan: The Section Of Fine Arts Projects, Cheryl Ann Chidester

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

The Section of Fine Arts’ Art-in-Architecture program created public and permanent cultural artifacts that expressed and recorded American beliefs, values, and stories for future generations. Many of these artworks have been saved. Sadly, others have been neglected, mistreated, or forgotten. This project focuses on The Section’s post office art installations in Michigan. The Section of Fine Arts, one of FDR’s New Deal programs of the Depression era, operated under the auspices of the Treasury Department. The program utilized symbols of the common man to tie together a nation’s scattered and often isolated communities, to promote a common ...


A Conceptual Plan For The Detroit Book And Tower Building: Exploration Of The Conjunction Of Historic Preservation And Sustainable Design Concepts, Chi-Ying Luo Mar 2006

A Conceptual Plan For The Detroit Book And Tower Building: Exploration Of The Conjunction Of Historic Preservation And Sustainable Design Concepts, Chi-Ying Luo

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

This conceptual project generated an adaptive reuse proposal for the Book and Tower Building in a registered historic district. Louis Kamper designed the thirteen-story Book Building in 1917, in the Beaux Arts style, to create elite shops and offices. In 1926 the thirty-six-story Tower Building extended the leaseable space. This proposal preserved and rehabilitated the historic features in the lobby area and renovated the retail spaces. An Asian Café was designed to contrast, but blend with, the Beaux Arts style. The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation were followed in the lobby area so as to make the ...


From Boulder Park To Mushroom Houses: The Stone Architecture Of Earl Young, Kelly Elizabeth Simpson Jan 2005

From Boulder Park To Mushroom Houses: The Stone Architecture Of Earl Young, Kelly Elizabeth Simpson

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

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Archaeological Investigations Of The Worden House Site (20w A341) City Of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan, Stacy Ann Tchorzynski Jan 2002

Archaeological Investigations Of The Worden House Site (20w A341) City Of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan, Stacy Ann Tchorzynski

Senior Honors Theses

An archaeological investigation was performed during the spring and summer of 2000 at the Worden House Site (20W A341), located in the Historic District of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan. As part of a multi-disciplinary approach to historic preservation, background research and fieldwork proved the existence of prehistoric and historic archaeological remains on-site that can contribute to the understanding of regional prehistory and history.