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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2002

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Full-Text Articles in Architecture

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Gian Galassi, Richard Jensen Dec 2002

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Gian Galassi, Richard Jensen

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Designed Physical Environments As Related To Selves, Symbols, And Social Reality: A Proposal For A Humanistic Paradigm Shift For Architecture, Ronald Smith, Valerie Bugni Nov 2002

Designed Physical Environments As Related To Selves, Symbols, And Social Reality: A Proposal For A Humanistic Paradigm Shift For Architecture, Ronald Smith, Valerie Bugni

Sociology Faculty Publications

In this paper we will begin by briefly describing the concept of self, proceed by discussing the symbolic significance of physical environment, then describe as well as propose a humanist paradigm which we believe should be employed in architectural theory and practice, and finally discuss how the shift to a humanistic paradigm might be accomplished.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell Sep 2002

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Architectural Sociology And Post-Modern Architectural Forms, Ronald Smith, Valerie Bugni Aug 2002

Architectural Sociology And Post-Modern Architectural Forms, Ronald Smith, Valerie Bugni

Sociology Faculty Publications

Architectural sociology examines how architectural forms are both the cause and effect of sociocultural phenomena. As illustration of both but especially the former relationship, we could examine the role of architecture in the creation of contemporary Las Vegas, a city that has experienced almost unparalleled growth in residents (1.4 mil.) and tourists (35 mil.annually) since 1990. We consider the postmodern characteristics of Las Vegas and architecture’s role in creating this image.


Sociology And The Search For Architectural Design Solutions: Discovering That The Problem Might Be Bigger Than We Thought, Ronald Smith Jul 2002

Sociology And The Search For Architectural Design Solutions: Discovering That The Problem Might Be Bigger Than We Thought, Ronald Smith

Sociology Faculty Publications

In previous newsletters we have been somewhat general in arguing how sociology can offer distinct perspectives and possible solutions to architectural design problems. In this article we instead give a specific hypothetical problem that might well confront the architect. In doing so we might be able to see what sociology can offer the architect in terms of possible insights and solutions, and we might also find that in analyzing one problem we may well find connections to still larger problems.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Cate Weeks, Betty Biodgett Jun 2002

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Cate Weeks, Betty Biodgett

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Architecture And Sociology In Organizational Development, Ronald Smith Jun 2002

The Role Of Architecture And Sociology In Organizational Development, Ronald Smith

Sociology Faculty Publications

Architects and sociologists are increasingly realizing that the two professions have close and important linkages. Certainly the two directly contribute to organizational development. Architectural sociologists draw upon their organizational theories and their research to describe how the physical environment reflects managerial philosophies and also to analyze how the physical environment subsequently impacts the participants, processes, and outcomes of the organization (Becker and Steel, 1995). Sociologists could be of assistance to the architect on matters of building and landscape design, choice of furnishings, layout of work stations, locations of conference and break rooms, decision about who receives valued space, public perceptions ...


Connections, Ronald Smith, Valerie Bugni May 2002

Connections, Ronald Smith, Valerie Bugni

Sociology Faculty Publications

We will begin the series by providing a definition of sociology. Next, we will discuss the ways in which sociologists and architects have collaborated in the past and finally we will propose ways in which the sociologist might assist the architect in today’s complex world.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Richard Jensen, Andy Grossman, Kevin Force Jan 2002

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Richard Jensen, Andy Grossman, Kevin Force

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.