Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Architecture Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 14 of 14

Full-Text Articles in Architecture

Ua3/9/2 L.T. Smith Stadium File, Wku President's Office Oct 2005

Ua3/9/2 L.T. Smith Stadium File, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Correspondence between Heery International and Annie Angueira regarding architectural plans for L.T. Smith Stadium which are included.


The Effects Of Simple Coupled Volume Geometry On The Objective And Subjective Results From Nonexponential Decay, David T. Bradley, Lily M. Wang Sep 2005

The Effects Of Simple Coupled Volume Geometry On The Objective And Subjective Results From Nonexponential Decay, David T. Bradley, Lily M. Wang

Architectural Engineering -- Faculty Publications

This project focuses on the individual and interactive acoustic effects of three architectural parameters on the double slope profile from a simple coupled volume system created in the computer modeling program ODEON. The three variables studied are the volume ratio between the main and secondary spaces, the absorption ratio between the two spaces, and aperture size. The resulting energy decay profiles are analyzed using T30/T15 Coupling Coefficient ratios and Bayesian analysis. Coupling Coefficient results show general trends in the effects of the three architectural parameters that match previous research results and the predominant interactive effect between the ...


The Analogy Of Skin In Architecture Revisited, Rene Croteau Jul 2005

The Analogy Of Skin In Architecture Revisited, Rene Croteau

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis re-examines the implications of skin as an architectural analogy. The metaphor of skin has a long history o f usage in architecture, particularly regarding the building enclosure system. This thesis focuses on the role o f the built skin as a place of interaction between the inside and outside, rather than a simple physical barrier. Through an examination of the structure and functions of human skin and building enclosures I investigated issues o f permeability in the design of a center for cartographic research in Miami Beach. I explored layering and interdigitation as strategies for controlling the passage ...


Teaching Pedagogy 101, Ronald W. Welch, Allen C. Estes Jun 2005

Teaching Pedagogy 101, Ronald W. Welch, Allen C. Estes

Architectural Engineering

What are the basics to consider in becoming an effective teacher? So you are a new faculty member just assigned a course and a textbook. Your only teaching experience is as a TA filling in for your traveling professor while teaching directly from your personal course notes taken when you took the course. Sound familiar? Where do you go? Who do you call? How do you quickly prepare yourself to be an effective teacher? Or maybe you have a few years of teaching experience and want to improve your performance as a teacher. Where do you start in preparing the ...


Load Rating Versus Reliability Analysis, Allen C. Estes, Dan M. Frangopol May 2005

Load Rating Versus Reliability Analysis, Allen C. Estes, Dan M. Frangopol

Architectural Engineering

The most common approach to assess the safety of a bridge is load rating. However, this approach cannot quantify the bridge safety in probabilistic terms or fully quantify the structural risk to the bridge. Reliability methods have become an increasingly popular and gradually accepted approach to assess the safety of structures. These methods account for the randomness and correlation of all relevant variables and failure modes in the analysis. This study performs both a load rating analysis and a reliability analysis on the same highway bridge, compares the results, and discusses the strengths and limitations of each approach.


Fume Hood Exhaust Stack System, Mingsheng Liu May 2005

Fume Hood Exhaust Stack System, Mingsheng Liu

Architectural Engineering -- Faculty Publications

A fume hood exhaust stack system (10) and method utilize a variable speed fan (24) and an exhaust stack (28) having an adjustable cross-sectional area. Toxic exhaust from one or more fume hoods (12) is conveyed through a header (16) to the fan. The fan forces the exhaust through the exhaust stack, and the exhaust is then discharged into the atmosphere at a sufficient velocity and momentum to ensure that the exhaust reaches an environmentally sound altitude. A variable speed drive (36), programmable controller (34), flow signals (26), and static pressure and total pressure signals (20) are utilized to modulate ...


Project-Based Independent Study Capstone Course, Ronald W. Welch, Allen C. Estes Apr 2005

Project-Based Independent Study Capstone Course, Ronald W. Welch, Allen C. Estes

Architectural Engineering

This paper describes a unique project-based course used successful by the ABET-Accredited Civil Engineering Program at the United States Military Academy (USMA) to greatly enhance the academic program. The three general project classifications available within this senior course are service-based (i.e., USMA, the Army, local community, etc.), competition-based (i.e., steel bridge, concrete canoe, timber bridge, Big Beam), and research-based. The exceptional student work provided at little to no cost to the client has opened up a ground swell of service and research projects now constantly offered to the program coordinator by prospective clients. We believe these independent study ...


Leopold Eidlitz: Becoming An American Architect, Kenneth Franklin Jacobs Jan 2005

Leopold Eidlitz: Becoming An American Architect, Kenneth Franklin Jacobs

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Leopold Eidlitz (1823-1908) was born in Prague and trained in Vienna as a land manager, a position in which he would have worked for the Austrian government as a building inspector or designer of small, rural structures. He came to the United States seeking work as an architect in 1843. Arriving alone, he quickly settled into American society, and within three years moved from a job with Richard Upjohn, the English-born designer of Trinity Church, Wall Street, into his own practice. He subsequently married into an old New England family and began a career in which he worked with the ...


Questioning The Philosophical Influence Of Beauty And Perception In Bramante's Fist Scheme For St Peter's, Gretta Tritch Jan 2005

Questioning The Philosophical Influence Of Beauty And Perception In Bramante's Fist Scheme For St Peter's, Gretta Tritch

Inquiry: The University of Arkansas Undergraduate Research Journal

The association between the architects of the Renaissance and the philosophy of Plato has long been upheld and reiterated. However recent authors such as Alina Payne and Christine Smith have shown this scholarship to be somewhat limited and reactionary. A closer examination of Donato Bramante’s early scheme for the design of the new St. Peter’s basilica demonstrates such limitations of the singular Platonic associations that have been previously made. By studying the philosophical influences that Bramante may have been exposed to throughout his education and early career, a decidedly Aristotelian influence emerges. The design for St. Peter’s ...


Teaching Lessons Learned: Shock And Awe In The Civil Engineering Classroom, Allen C. Estes Jan 2005

Teaching Lessons Learned: Shock And Awe In The Civil Engineering Classroom, Allen C. Estes

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Habitat Trails . . . A Manual For Affordable Green Neighborhood Development, Community Design Center Jan 2005

Habitat Trails . . . A Manual For Affordable Green Neighborhood Development, Community Design Center

Project Reports

Habitat Trails is a green affordable neighborhood development consisting of 17 Habitat for Humanity homes. The site is designed as a sponge to work in accord with existing hydrological drainage, catchment, and recharge patterns. Stormwater runoff is retained and treated through a contiguous network of bioswales, infiltration trenches, stormwater gardens, sediment filter strips, and a constructed wet meadow. The integration of a treatment landscape with open space substitutes an ecologically-based stormwater management system for the expensive curb-gutter-pipe solution in civil infrastructure.


Continuous Commissioning Leading Energy Project Process - An Industry Approach, Mingsheng Liu, Jinrong Wang, Ken Hansen, Ann Selzer Jan 2005

Continuous Commissioning Leading Energy Project Process - An Industry Approach, Mingsheng Liu, Jinrong Wang, Ken Hansen, Ann Selzer

Architectural Engineering -- Faculty Publications

Continuous Commissioning (CC®) is an ongoing process to resolve operating problems, improve comfort, optimize energy use, and identify retrofits for existing commercial and institutional buildings and central plant facilities. This process was initiated in 1992 and formally documented in 1999 by the Energy Research Journal and in 2002 by the Continuous Commissioning Guidebook for Federal Energy Managers. The CC process has been very successful for many public facilities. A significant amount of energy savings has been achieved and documented.

Recently, the authors developed the Continuous Commissioning Leading Energy Project process and demonstrated this process in over a dozen projects. This ...


Engineering And Software Requirements Of The Automated Building Commissioning Analysis Tool (Abcat), David E. Claridge, Mingsheng Liu, Frank Painter, Gang Wang Jan 2005

Engineering And Software Requirements Of The Automated Building Commissioning Analysis Tool (Abcat), David E. Claridge, Mingsheng Liu, Frank Painter, Gang Wang

Architectural Engineering -- Faculty Publications

Disclaimer - 3

Acknowledgements - 4

Engineering Requirements

Software Requirements - 5


Or-05-6-4: Relating Human Productivity And Annoyance To Indoor Noise Criteria Systems: A Low Frequency Analysis, Erica Eileen Bowden, Lily M. Wang Jan 2005

Or-05-6-4: Relating Human Productivity And Annoyance To Indoor Noise Criteria Systems: A Low Frequency Analysis, Erica Eileen Bowden, Lily M. Wang

Architectural Engineering -- Faculty Publications

A number of indoor noise criteria systems are used to quantify the background noise in a built environment, including Noise Criteria (NC), Balanced Noise Criteria (NCB), Room Criteria (RC), Room Criteria Mark II (RC Mark II), A-weighted Equivalent Sound Pressure Level (LAeq), and others. An on-going debate exists in the acoustical community over which criterion is the most appropriate to use in the variety of ambient noise situations encountered. In an effort to quantitatively support the use of individual criterion, this project subjectively correlates these various criteria with human task performance and perception. Eleven subjects participated in a pilot ...