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Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2008, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2008

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2008, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

• The Cultural Site Stewardship Program reports the first decrease in reported cultural site impacts since program inception.

• Total cultural site stewards trained is 382 for 2008 calendar-year-end.

• Two new Regional Coordinators assigned to Sloan and Eldorado Valley.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Michelle Mouton, Mamie Peers, Shane Bevell Dec 2008

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Michelle Mouton, Mamie Peers, Shane Bevell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


The Feasibility Of Incorporating Sustainable Materials In The Design Of Habitat For Humanity Homes, Meaghan Collins, '09 Dec 2008

The Feasibility Of Incorporating Sustainable Materials In The Design Of Habitat For Humanity Homes, Meaghan Collins, '09

Outstanding Senior Seminar Papers

The concept of sustainable design has been one of increasing interest with regards to both personal choices and desire to reduce human impacts on the environment. This paper looks at the concept of sustainable housing design and why it is important. Particularly, it focuses on sustainable housing designs and materials that the McLean County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity can incorporate into the construction of its homes. This paper investigates three types of sustainable construction materials, flooring, cabinetry, and paints that Habitat for Humanity could incorporate into its homes.


Atmospheres Of Space: The Development Of Alvar Aalto's Free-Flow Section As A Climate Device, Ulrike Passe Dec 2008

Atmospheres Of Space: The Development Of Alvar Aalto's Free-Flow Section As A Climate Device, Ulrike Passe

Architecture Publications

This paper is part of a broader research agenda, which aims at an environmental re-reading of selected icons of Modern Architecture that share one characteristic, the development of a free-flow open section. The complex relationship between spatial composition and thermal and climatic conditions within buildings is explored both qualitatively, using analytic drawing, and quantitatively, using simulations with computational fluid dynamics. I am seeking patterns common to both and the work has become an investigation of the concept of architectural space at the intersection between art, technology, climate and perception. Most architects of the Modern Movement addressed this relationship in one ...


Guide To The Ezra Stoller Collection, 1947, 1987, Nancy E. Loe, Ken Kenyon Dec 2008

Guide To The Ezra Stoller Collection, 1947, 1987, Nancy E. Loe, Ken Kenyon

Special Collections Finding Aids

Collection contains 9 mounted vintage images by famed architectural photographer Ezra Stoller of the Clark residence in Lake Placid, New York, taken in 1947.


Guide To The Horner Architectural Photography Collection, C. 1920s, Denise Fourie Dec 2008

Guide To The Horner Architectural Photography Collection, C. 1920s, Denise Fourie

Special Collections Finding Aids

The Horner Architectural Photography Collection contains 307 vintage, black and white mounted photographs taken by Benjamin Bean Horner (1893-1971), an architect who practiced in Southern California, primarily Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. The photographs are from the 1920s; the majority of the images are of historic structures in England and California.


Improving Concept Learning In Green Building By Addressing Students' Learning Styles And Prior Knowledge, Sreelatha Chunduri Nov 2008

Improving Concept Learning In Green Building By Addressing Students' Learning Styles And Prior Knowledge, Sreelatha Chunduri

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In green building there is a requirement for the collaboration of students from different disciplines in order to solve challenging problems. Successful collaboration depends on the establishment of a common understanding of the subject matter among those involved. To gain common understanding concept learning is critical. A concept learning process may be improved when factors affecting it are addressed. Prior knowledge and learning styles of the students may influence the way they learn concepts. This thesis is focused on studying the relationship between a concept learning process and prior knowledge and learning styles of students. An experiment was conducted by ...


Graduate Sessions 7: Anthony Vidler, Mark D. Linder, James Lucas, Lauren M. Baez Nov 2008

Graduate Sessions 7: Anthony Vidler, Mark D. Linder, James Lucas, Lauren M. Baez

Full list of publications from School of Architecture

Anthony Vidler is Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. His books include Histories of the Immediate Present, The Architectural Uncanny, Warped Space, and The Writing of the Walls.


Inside Unlv, Shane Bevell, Tony Allen, Karen Sharp, Mamie Peers, Cate Weeks Nov 2008

Inside Unlv, Shane Bevell, Tony Allen, Karen Sharp, Mamie Peers, Cate Weeks

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Supply Curves For Rooftop Solar Pv-Generated Electricity For The United States, P. Denholm, R. Margolis Nov 2008

Supply Curves For Rooftop Solar Pv-Generated Electricity For The United States, P. Denholm, R. Margolis

Publications (E)

In this report, we examine several possible methods for generating PV supply curves based exclusively on rooftop deployment. We begin by introducing a framework methodology for a basic supply curve based on estimated distribution of population and buildings, rooftop availability and orientation, and geographical variation in resource. We then discuss limitations to this basic methodology and introduce alternative supply curves that consider additional factors – changes in PV efficiency and configuration, rooftop availability, and grid limitations – while emphasizing the data and methodological limitations to each approach. The resulting curves potentially could be used as inputs to other models or as stand-alone ...


Thesis For A Thesis, Marc J. Neveu Nov 2008

Thesis For A Thesis, Marc J. Neveu

Architecture

My lecture today will question the nature of a thesis project for an undergraduate architectural education. The topic of my lecture – the nature of a thesis – is probably of concern to many of you, either presently engaged in thesis preparations or those of you who will be thinking about your topics in the next few years. I will first question the nature of what a thesis may be and then propose one approach to making a thesis. The third part of the lecture will offer two examples.


Remembering And Honoring Paul Harold Malo, Paul Harold Malo Oct 2008

Remembering And Honoring Paul Harold Malo, Paul Harold Malo

Full list of publications from School of Architecture

Remembering and Honoring Paul Harold Malo (June 8, 1930 - July 22, 2008)


Sustainability And Contemporary Urbanism In Brazil, Vicente Del Rio Oct 2008

Sustainability And Contemporary Urbanism In Brazil, Vicente Del Rio

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Ingham, Vicki, B. 1952 (Sc 1767), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2008

Ingham, Vicki, B. 1952 (Sc 1767), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1767. Paper: "Design by Mail: The Construction of Ironwood in Bowling Green, Kentucky" written by Vicki Ingham as an independent study in the master's degree Art History program, University of Alabama.


Graduate Sessions 8: Neil Denari, Mark D. Linder, James Lucas, Melissa Griffin Oct 2008

Graduate Sessions 8: Neil Denari, Mark D. Linder, James Lucas, Melissa Griffin

Full list of publications from School of Architecture

Neil Denari is the founder and principal of Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc. He was the director of SCI-Arc from 1997 to 2001 and is currently a professor in the Architecture and Urban Design Department at UCLA. His lecture at Syracuse Architecture, entitled "The New Intimacy," is one of over two hundred he has given at institutions throughout France, Japan, and the United States.


Untitled, Darren Poon Oct 2008

Untitled, Darren Poon

Architecture Master Theses

"My objective is to explore the potential of generative design processes driven by user-derived parameters established through computational protocols, algorithms, and simulations resulting in a process embodying ecologies of feedback and performances. Inherent in the designed process is the establishment of feedback, through each cycle of simulation, evaluation, and modification of the geometry.

This thesis project demonstrates a version of these processes specifically examining the performance driven building typology of the massive server farm. Specifically, its implicit correlations with fluid dynamic simulation and its biases toward an optimization of heat dissipation and plan layout. This project is situated between a ...


Mil_Civ Immersive Surface, Elizabeth M. Quick Oct 2008

Mil_Civ Immersive Surface, Elizabeth M. Quick

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The pervasive proliferation of complex tracking systems such as GPS and simulation gaming environments such as Full Spectrum Warrior are transforming the built environment into an immersive 1:1 map where all flows and transactions are measured, monitored, and tracked. The gap between map and real experience disappears resulting in an immersive map. The spatial implications of this real time 1:1 immersive map creates an opportunity for architecture itself to monitor, track, and measure flows and transactions. This tracking and simulation agenda plays out specifically in the design of a surface that integrates military training, military artifacts, and civilian ...


Sun City Blues: The Contemporary Urban Realization Of Sun City, Usa, Patrick Lundberg Oct 2008

Sun City Blues: The Contemporary Urban Realization Of Sun City, Usa, Patrick Lundberg

Architecture Thesis Prep

"While providing a marketable, popular, and economically successful municipal entity, Sun Cities and Active Adult Communities manifest problems. Through their strict planning, restrictive ordering, and operative rules, these communities produce issues of: population segregation, formal homogeneity, discouraged density, and programmatic disconnect."


Sparsification And The Reconsideration Of Contemporary Rural Living, Eric Murphy Oct 2008

Sparsification And The Reconsideration Of Contemporary Rural Living, Eric Murphy

Architecture Thesis Prep

"This thesis asserts that architecture and agriculture must form a symbiotic relationship united by sustainability to redefine contemporary rural living. By challenging outdated traditions, idyllic visions, and preconceived notions of the rural paradigm, it is also possible to reprove a diminishing agrarian lifestyle. Rural architecture must become as productive as the ground it replaces, and as integrated as the crop to the soil. A new model needs to be established to facilitate these assertions and reconsider contemporary rural living."


Vertical Neighborhood : Urban Density In New Beijing, Ben Dennis Oct 2008

Vertical Neighborhood : Urban Density In New Beijing, Ben Dennis

Architecture Thesis Prep

"My project is a critique od the current architecture of Beijing and its inability to transfer the values, rituals, and social programs of traditional domestic architecture into a rapidly changing contemporary context.

Through translating the courtyard house, a new model for dense domestic space can be created that maintains the salient qualities of the type and in its communal environment, while responding to the new verticality of Beijing."


(Romp) House, Cristina Alonso Oct 2008

(Romp) House, Cristina Alonso

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The construction of single-family housing units wil provide an opportunity to design using recycled materials. This thesis seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of the unit's performance in a tropical climate, through means of passive cooling; in particular the promotion of comport ventilation during the daytime."


"Temple Pro Tempore": The Salt Lake City Endowment House, Lisle G. Brown Oct 2008

"Temple Pro Tempore": The Salt Lake City Endowment House, Lisle G. Brown

Librarian Research

The Salt Lake City Endowment House, built of adobe, was located on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. It served as a temporary temple during the construction of the Salt Lake Temple. It was completed in 1855 and razed in 1889. Using original floor plans, photographs, maps, and descriptions by persons who participated in its sacretodal activities, the author recreates its exterior and interior appearance. Floor plans and elevations of the building, prepared especially for the paper, are also included. The events leading to is destruction are chronicled. Finally, the author discusses the building’s influence on subsequent Mormon ...


Metropolis Necropolis: Building A Ritual Of Memorial For The Urban Homeless, Michael Marchand Oct 2008

Metropolis Necropolis: Building A Ritual Of Memorial For The Urban Homeless, Michael Marchand

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The intervention of architecture, through a cultural and contextual understanding, can create a relevant ritual for the memorial of the deceased that is meaningful to the communities it is intended to serve - the marginalized people of the streets of New York - while bringing the needs of the communities into the public light."


The Lobby: Volume One, Paul Miller Oct 2008

The Lobby: Volume One, Paul Miller

Architecture Thesis Prep

"There have been many projections of a utopian society where all should have access to humanity's total body of knowledge. With that knowledge, the people would be granted power: But in fact, not many have access to the kind of knowledge that produces power; and many who do don't know how to use it. Knowledge is only power if you control it.

In Washington D.C., a priviledged group of political consultants, the lobbyists, have slowly and steadily gained a tremendous amount of power through their control of information needed by private citizens, corporations, and elected officials. Always ...


Construction For Art, Will Fellis Oct 2008

Construction For Art, Will Fellis

Architecture Thesis Prep

"When museums draw large crowds and display large collections, there is a lack of personal relationship and understanding of the art.

Small scale museum architecture, in the form of single galleries or pavilions housing only a few pieces by a specific artist or simply expressing the concepts of a certain artist's work, offers and opportunity to create a more intimate relationship between the artwork and the viewer.

The design of a pavilion according to an artist's philosophy will be manifested within the construction. Therefore the detailing of the pavilion will be the point at which the occupant engages ...


Synthetic Window: Game Space And The Player's Dilemma, Alejandro Perez Oct 2008

Synthetic Window: Game Space And The Player's Dilemma, Alejandro Perez

Architecture Thesis Prep

No abstract provided.


Media-Flex, Gerard Deromanis Jr. Oct 2008

Media-Flex, Gerard Deromanis Jr.

Architecture Senior Theses

"The objective of this thesis is to look into and explore the effects of rigid programming on design. Included in this research is an in depth look into the process of demolition from the motives for destroying a preexisting building to the participation of all parties involved."


Laguna Entrada Conceptual Specific Plan: Kdst Design Group, Crp 341 Urban Design Studio Oct 2008

Laguna Entrada Conceptual Specific Plan: Kdst Design Group, Crp 341 Urban Design Studio

CRP 341 Urban Design Studio III

No abstract provided.


Laguna Entrada Conceptual Specific Plan, Crp 341 Urban Design Studio Oct 2008

Laguna Entrada Conceptual Specific Plan, Crp 341 Urban Design Studio

CRP 341 Urban Design Studio III

No abstract provided.


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2008, Margaret N. Rees Sep 2008

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2008, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

• The Cultural Site Stewardship Program has now enrolled 376 site stewards

• One training class was held this quarter that adding 12 new volunteers.

• The stewardship had an annual growth of 17.5% during the fiscal year 2008.

• Site Stewards reported 83 significant site impacts in 2008 compared with 63 during the same period last year.