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Ua1c11/55 Gordon Wilson Photo Collection, Wku Archives Dec 2014

Ua1c11/55 Gordon Wilson Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs taken by and of Gordon Wilson.


Seeing Red: Characterizing Historic Bricks At Sylvester Manor, Long Island, Ny 1652-1735, Martin John Schmidheiny Dec 2014

Seeing Red: Characterizing Historic Bricks At Sylvester Manor, Long Island, Ny 1652-1735, Martin John Schmidheiny

Graduate Masters Theses

The goal of this project is to develop a basic material characterization of the bricks excavated at the site of Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, New York. In the early Manor period of 1650-1690, this early Northern provisioning plantation supplied Barbadian sugar operations and pursued mercantile interests independent of state control. Accounting for the range of production defects and material characteristics of the bricks suggests on-site or local manufacture as a regional ceramic industry developed. Qualitative visual analysis and petrographic thin-sections were used to characterize the internal composition, variation and production evidence in the bricks. Interpreting the results of this ...


A Sustainable Design Method Acting As An Innovation Tool, Jeremy Faludi Dec 2014

A Sustainable Design Method Acting As An Innovation Tool, Jeremy Faludi

Dartmouth Scholarship

Product companies generally see sustainability as a burden limiting their design process, similar to cost or safety limits. A method for sustainable design was created, attempting to turn sustainability from a burden into an innovation tool with inherent business value. The method combines creative whole-systems thinking with quantitative sustainability metrics. It facilitates innovation by the creation of visual whole-system maps that encourage more thorough and more radical brainstorming. It facilitates sustainability by using quantitative measurements, such as lifecycle assessment or point-based certification systems, to set priorities and choose final designs. The method has been anecdotally tested in classes at four ...


Developing A New Urban Quarter At Grangegorman, Dublin: The Role Of Planning In Its Successful Delivery, Terry Prendergast Dec 2014

Developing A New Urban Quarter At Grangegorman, Dublin: The Role Of Planning In Its Successful Delivery, Terry Prendergast

Articles

This paper discussed the role of urban planning in achieving successful urban regeneration. It focuses on a specific regeneration project in Dublin’s inner city, the Grangegorman development, which relocates, on a phased basis, the Technological University Dublin’s c.40 buildings on dispersed sites within Dublin City to a single 29 hectare site. The development also provides health facilities for the Health Service Executive, in addition to community and recreational uses and commercial development. Urban planning has played a critical role in the delivery of the project and in securing Government support and funding. This paper describes the importance ...


Coastal Land Loss And Collaborative Resource Governance: The Case Of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, Nandini Seth Dec 2014

Coastal Land Loss And Collaborative Resource Governance: The Case Of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, Nandini Seth

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

The research, presented here, is about the collaborative governance and adaptive management in coastal planning efforts of Louisiana. Fundamental conflict, between the idea of environmental conservation and developmental growth, has always existed in the coastal regions. The presence of the large number of environmental laws, at various levels of government and their different management objectives for utilization of coastal resources, requires study of intergovernmental relationship. Taking Plaquemines Parish as a case in point, this thesis will, therefore, review the critical restoration plans for intergovernmental coordination and conflicts. It will also provide recommendations, for elected representatives and policy makers, with an ...


Leed Certification Of Campus Buildings: A Cost-Benefit Approach, Erin Ann Hopkins Dec 2014

Leed Certification Of Campus Buildings: A Cost-Benefit Approach, Erin Ann Hopkins

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

No comprehensive study has been done within the higher education sector to see if Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification makes sense economically. This study helps fill the gaps in the literature by providing construction costs and energy and water costs for a sample of campus LEED-certified buildings within the United States. Finding out if campus greening makes sense economically from a full lifecycle standpoint can help address possible upfront green premium barriers. This study found that there is an upfront green premium for LEED-certified campus buildings. However, when looking at LEED-certified campus buildings from a building lifecycle ...


Research And Inhabited Image (Ria): A Spatial Hypothesis, Sveva Avveduto, Fabio Fornasari Dec 2014

Research And Inhabited Image (Ria): A Spatial Hypothesis, Sveva Avveduto, Fabio Fornasari

The STEAM Journal

This paper discusses the possibility of representing research activity as a narrative path starting from an experimentation field. The aim is to test and verify connections between social space and the construction of images of the world through the building and perception of specific language in the narrative dimension of research. The field work we present has been carried out as an installation art in Borromini’s Crypt in Rome, and is the example of rendering the story-dimension of research through a medium, a narrative technology in constant progress and evolution. In this way research activity can be presented as ...


Wind And Thermal Effects On Ground Mounted Photovoltaic (Pv) Panels, Chowdhury Mohammad Jubayer Dec 2014

Wind And Thermal Effects On Ground Mounted Photovoltaic (Pv) Panels, Chowdhury Mohammad Jubayer

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

A combination of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations and wind tunnel experiments are carried out to investigate the effects of wind on the aerodynamic loading and heat transfer of a ground mounted stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) panel with tilt angle of 25o in open country atmospheric boundary layer. Several azimuthal wind directions are considered: Southern 0o, Southwest 45o, Northwest 135o and Northern 180o. Three dimensional Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) approaches with an unsteady solver using Shear Stress Transport (SST) k-ω turbulence closure are employed for the CFD simulations, whereas Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Hot Wire Anemometry ...


Composite Index As A Way Of Measuring Economic Distress In Nebraska, Cornelius S. Okumu Dec 2014

Composite Index As A Way Of Measuring Economic Distress In Nebraska, Cornelius S. Okumu

Community and Regional Planning Program: Student Projects and Theses

The Nebraska state department of economic development, just like any other state’s department of economic development in the United States receives funding for economic development programs. These programs are mostly geared toward revitalizing economic situations of villages, cities or counties that are under economic distress. The purpose of this paper is to assess how the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NEDED) currently measure distress in Nebraska Counties, and develop composite distress indexes that might improve the measure, interpretation and use of Economic distress index to help in their allocation of Economic development resources to Nebraska counties.

Advisor: Rodrigo Cantarero


Urbicidio O La Producción Del Olvido, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. Dec 2014

Urbicidio O La Producción Del Olvido, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Se puede afirmar que se trata de un concepto (urbicidio) en construcción que tiene que ver con el asesinato litúrgico de las urbes cuando se producen agresiones y acciones con premeditación, orden y forma explicita. Es decir, se trata del asesinato o de la violencia en contra de la ciudad por razones urbanas.


Facilitating Change In The Housing Industry Toward Universal Design, Brittnie Miller Dec 2014

Facilitating Change In The Housing Industry Toward Universal Design, Brittnie Miller

Interior Design Program: Theses

The intent of this thesis is to provide an introductory guide for interior designers, homeowners, builders, and those interested in the concepts of universal design. It is tailored to the target markets of interior design and those within the ho using industry, but leaves an open conversation to create a relationship between the housing industry and homeowners.

Looking at the history of universal design and how it has evolved through the years will give readers a beginning point to start a comparison of the residential design standards and universal design measurements. Using the comparison, case studies will be reviewed and ...


An Urban Continuing Care Retirement Community Of The Twenty First Century, Michael W. Isaac Dec 2014

An Urban Continuing Care Retirement Community Of The Twenty First Century, Michael W. Isaac

Theses from the Architecture Program

Maximizing the land-use potential in crowded urban areas by the creation of mixed-use developments built in a high-rise format is more important than ever. In urban environments with high building density the little land that does become available for development must be utilized in a manner not only efficient, but to meet the needs of the community it is constructed within. As the baby boomer generation enters retirement, the senior housing market will experience growth to accommodate the need. Developing senior housing that will provide desirable attributes expected by this generation is necessary. In the urban environment the development of ...


Examine The Role Of Social Media And Volunteered Geographic Information In 2014’S California Drought, Ligang Zhang Dec 2014

Examine The Role Of Social Media And Volunteered Geographic Information In 2014’S California Drought, Ligang Zhang

Community and Regional Planning Program: Student Projects and Theses

Abstract

Social media encompasses online communication platforms. Presently, it has been involved in the management and mitigation of crises and disasters. The paper discusses the use of social meida and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) in the management of the 2014’s California drought. The significance of social media and volunteered geographic information is emphasized in the study. As well as factors that influence the suitability of the two, social media and voluntary geographic information in the whole process of managing the California drought are also explored. The SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis of one-way info-sharing, two-way info-sharing, rumor control ...


Finding Addison Mizner: His Scrapbook Testimony, Suzanne B. Kane Asid Dec 2014

Finding Addison Mizner: His Scrapbook Testimony, Suzanne B. Kane Asid

Theses from the Architecture Program

Through historic archival research, this study focuses on the works of Florida architect Addison Mizner (1872-1933), credited with bringing Spanish/Mediterranean Revival architecture to Palm Beach, Florida in the early 20th century. This thesis is the first to study the works of Mizner through the perspective of his personal scrapbooks. In a state of advanced deterioration, Mizner’s scrapbooks are currently housed in Society of the Four Arts, King Library in Palm Beach, Florida. While a rare and treasured source of their own accord, the importance of the scrapbooks is elevated by the fact that many of Mizner’s ...


Compact Community, Abdulrazzak Alanjari Dec 2014

Compact Community, Abdulrazzak Alanjari

Architecture Thesis Prep

Small and compact spaces achieve a certain lightness

and “smallness” that large-scale architecture obviously

cannot achieve. The contention for my thesis is to explicitly

study the obsession with the large in Kuwait and

reasons for it, which might include climate, expanses of

land, and rapid oil industry development. By doing so,

a new typology for small spaces can be introduced in

Kuwait City and integrated into Al Sawaber Residential

community, the site, by expanding on certain elements

unique to the foreign labor communities and formally

creating spaces for that community, since they tend to

live with so little (space, luxuries ...


Big Urban Things, Nathan Geller Dec 2014

Big Urban Things, Nathan Geller

Architecture Thesis Prep

This project has evolved from an interest in architecture’s role and impact in the city, as well as a developing interest in the philosophy of Object Oriented Ontology. As a way to explore these interests, this project is about contextualizing Bigness through the writings of Graham Harman.


Perfomance Pedagogy, Dana Hareli Dec 2014

Perfomance Pedagogy, Dana Hareli

Architecture Thesis Prep

The deterioration of performance-based learning in contemporary educational practices, fostering one-to-one teaching models, prompts a discussion of the implications of theatricality on design education and the role of performance pedagogy in the architectural discipline. The Montessori method of education is a child-centered educational approach, which views the child as eager and capable of initiating learning in a supportive and prepared learning environment


Hedonic Architecture: Coexistance Of Hyper Stimulating And Hypo Stimulating Experiences, Rossitza Iovtcheva Dec 2014

Hedonic Architecture: Coexistance Of Hyper Stimulating And Hypo Stimulating Experiences, Rossitza Iovtcheva

Architecture Thesis Prep

This thesis proposes that rehabilitating effects can be achieved through natural stimulation facilitated by the architectural design. It argues that while hospital design requires stress reduction to improve healing, a polar experience of hyper stimulation is also necessary for a substance abuser in order to yield a decrease of relapse rates.


Fields In Fields, Or Infinite Space, Joshua Graham Dec 2014

Fields In Fields, Or Infinite Space, Joshua Graham

Architecture Thesis Prep

I contend that the Field is important and

worth examining because it values the

“Typical” as a means of generating the

atypical, to borrow the term from Koolhaas.

This condition of “typical-ness” can criticized

for its repetition or sameness, however it is

only because of this repetition and sameness

that differences, mistakes, slips can emerge!

Therefore, I will begin with fields. I will

collect them. I will read about them. I will try

to diagram them. I will rescale them. I will

combine them. I will use images to make new

fields; reimagine territories.


Augmenting The Third Teacher, Christina Hoover Dec 2014

Augmenting The Third Teacher, Christina Hoover

Architecture Thesis Prep

This thesis explores the formal and material design potentials of the school and contends that for it to adapt to the needs of today’s techno-centric youth, dynamic and responsive materials should be integrated to enhance the environmental quality of spaces for a child’s developmental benefit.


Godless Pious: Buddhist Sacred Space, Holly Kang Dec 2014

Godless Pious: Buddhist Sacred Space, Holly Kang

Architecture Thesis Prep

The present dissonance between the practice and architecture of Buddhism can be resolved through the programmatic revision of the sacred complex that prioritizes the interdependence of the sacred, the banal and the profane.


Storrytelling And Its Mediums: The Spatial Implications Of Creative Collaboration Spaces, Omal-Hoda Kassim Dec 2014

Storrytelling And Its Mediums: The Spatial Implications Of Creative Collaboration Spaces, Omal-Hoda Kassim

Architecture Thesis Prep

For this specific thesis we will be focusing our area of study of ‘storytelling’ on Film/Cinema, Animation and Comics. The three disciplines require highly creative people who are required to be multi-talented, as well as collaborate highly with one another. This coerced collaboration is one key point of study for this thesis.


Perception, Megan Rand Dec 2014

Perception, Megan Rand

Architecture Thesis Prep

In today’s age of technology, online media allows wider access

to architectural photos and information. Through images provided

by architectural firms, magazines, amateur photographers, official

websites, and social media, one can experience a building to

an extent, without ever visiting that physical place. This greatly

impacts the discipline of architecture, as the general public is

able to view, interpret, and criticize works without the consent

or the input of the architect. Before the rise of social media,

architects had great control over what information and images

were released for a project, controlling the perception of the

general public.


Unlocking The Architectural Lessons Of Life On For Life At, The Beach: Mixed-Use Housing And Planning, Flagler Beach, Florida, David O'Bryan Dec 2014

Unlocking The Architectural Lessons Of Life On For Life At, The Beach: Mixed-Use Housing And Planning, Flagler Beach, Florida, David O'Bryan

Architecture Thesis Prep

Flagler Beach, Florida will be the stage for this architectural experiment. Chosen for its efforts to hold on to it’s vernacular architecture, economic mix, cultural diversity and environmental expression, while challenged by the pressures of tourism and gentrification that it may not even know exists. Its origin was that of a destination place that converted to a hometown community that now has difficult decisions to make possibly loosing what makes it currently a great place. Flagler Beach could fall prey, as other beach communities have, and become forced under development pressures, into a place that it never intended to ...


Inhabiting Urban Voids: Urban Infrastructure In Sao Paulo, Andrea Novazzi Dec 2014

Inhabiting Urban Voids: Urban Infrastructure In Sao Paulo, Andrea Novazzi

Architecture Thesis Prep

Single-functioning infrastructure produces residual spaces within the urban fabric of a city. Existing structures may be ‘thickened’ through the implementation of different programs. The singularity of infrastructural elements creates a ‘clean’ environment lacking use or character. Infrastructure is a public service that enables human interaction. “Thickening” the infrastructure with public programs, either formally or informally, may facilitate an ‘event’ happening between individuals. My thesis asserts that within the urban voids generated by existing infrastructure, public programs may be implemented in order to promote spaces that encourage different human transactions and encounters, to create a spatial identity.


Civic Composition: An Architectural Solution To An Urban Problem, Kaan Sanalan Dec 2014

Civic Composition: An Architectural Solution To An Urban Problem, Kaan Sanalan

Architecture Thesis Prep

The project I am proposing, “A New Way to Expand our

Cities: a Concentration of Civic Infrastructure”, offers a

solution to this ill growth expansion. A hyper dense populated

city big enough to support public transportation and

other amenities less populated areas do not, in simpler

terms, human oriented cities with concentrated civic infrastructures

(for example: schools, city halls, museums, spa

centers, transportation centers, commercial areas and low

income housing). This can be done easily with the encouragement

of the private sector and no zoning or mixed use,

but instead, more general rules and guidance which create

more opportunity to ...


Redefining The Prison Milieu, Emily Lodato Dec 2014

Redefining The Prison Milieu, Emily Lodato

Architecture Thesis Prep

Spaces of solitary confinement and isolation are the most detrimental to the mental health of any patient. In order to influence positive mental health, spaces must promote human interaction with the objective of instilling a sense of community in the inmates. A community is composed of varying architectural elements that create private and public spaces with different types of restrictions at different times.


“There’S No Way I’M Moving Into A Nursing Home. You're Going To Have To Shoot Me First.", Robert Moldafsky Dec 2014

“There’S No Way I’M Moving Into A Nursing Home. You're Going To Have To Shoot Me First.", Robert Moldafsky

Architecture Thesis Prep

Current retirement homes near universities introduce the burgeoning minds of college students and the academic culture of a university, the lectures, professors, and resources to satisfy the mind, but do not provide a bridge for the experience and knowledge of the elderly to benefit the university. One area of a possible Collective Group Form is the University medical center. The elderly require more medical attention as time goes by and Universities have some of the most advanced and highest ranked geriatrics programs. Perhaps there is a cross over where the university provides medical services and the elderly are available to ...


Urban Systems Of The Refugee Camp, Julia Slater Dec 2014

Urban Systems Of The Refugee Camp, Julia Slater

Architecture Thesis Prep

Upon completion of my research I will design a system that allows the

flexibility needed by the people as well as the control the government

and NGO’s are responsible for providing. I will focus on the way playing

with the relevant scale can help to bridge the gap between indi

vidual

and group. Special configuration is a key component in forming

communal spaces. The integration of these spaces on every scale is

fundamental to achieving success. Issues of permanence can be addressed

though alternative building methodologies, and the lessons

learned from indigenous people.


Non-Stick, Adrienne Sheriff Dec 2014

Non-Stick, Adrienne Sheriff

Architecture Thesis Prep

Rethinking the spatial implications of the appliance

within the kitchen. Reorganizing the role of the kitchen

within the home. Reasserting the role of architecture in

order to create a relevant kitchen and a relevant home.

In setting up a territory for exploration, this thesis

becomes positioned for dual audiences: the techniques

and grounding intentions to be for the profession, but the

results of that exploration to be felt and experienced by

the lay person.

As my exploration continues, I will be interested in seeing

the various ways in which drawing can act as a producer

rather than merely a recorder.