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Museum Design: Art, Wonder & Discovery, Christy Addis-Gutierrez Apr 2010

Museum Design: Art, Wonder & Discovery, Christy Addis-Gutierrez

Theses and Dissertations

Christy Addis-Gutierrez MUSEUM DESIGN: art, wonder & discovery Some art institutions create such an elitist atmosphere that the average person might feel intimidated. But for the artists to be the most effective in expressing their ideas, their feelings, and their point of view, more people need to experience it. If the audience for art is limited to a relatively small group of art lovers, how does that serve the art process? A broader audience could enrich the art that is produced, allowing artists to engage in more daring work. A contemporary art museum that also incorporates spaces for gathering and communal activities, with an active and innovative educational program, could create this broader audience for art, and strengthen the surrounding community as well. Art brings people together – to discover more about themselves and each other. The challenge is to create a space that accomplishes this: more art; more people; more wonder; more discovery. The “big idea” of this project was “more art”. It was generated by the idea of bringing the wonder of art to more people.


Urban Country Club, Scott Grooms Apr 2010

Urban Country Club, Scott Grooms

Theses and Dissertations

The program of the interior spaces of an urban country club is similar to that of an actual country club. The apparent differences between the two entities, independent of the interior, are primarily the location followed by the amenities offered. This club is set in a vastly urban location, where there is no alluring green space to be allocated to outdoor activities. The urban club must rely on social, indoor recreational spaces for its vitality. The urban club will be located in Riverfront Plaza West Tower, with views of the downtown and river, and will attract the urbanites of the ...


Environmental Design And Emerging Technologies: Today And The Near Future, Joseph S. Clark, Lindsay Tan Mar 2010

Environmental Design And Emerging Technologies: Today And The Near Future, Joseph S. Clark, Lindsay Tan

Joseph S Clark

Technological advances over the past 10 years have caused some significant changes to the design of the built environment. These developments, and others like them, promise to change more than just how we design; they will very likely change what we design as well. The authors will present the connection between these developments in a way that projects, realistically, how technology will affect, and are employed by, the design professions in the next five to ten years. Further, the authors will address the promises and pitfalls of embracing virtual environments as the domain of environmental design.


Service-Learning As Strategy Of Aging And Environment: Developing Generations Of Socially Responsible Interior Designers, Lisa Marie Bates Jan 2010

Service-Learning As Strategy Of Aging And Environment: Developing Generations Of Socially Responsible Interior Designers, Lisa Marie Bates

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Interior designers are well suited as activists for change, undertaking the multitude of social issues plaguing our democratic society. On a daily basis designers are directly engaged with the world around them, inspiring dialogue in order to create the physical spaces and places where others live, work, and play. As our nation is facing obstacles and difficult issues pertaining to aging, the economy, and health care, designers can offer diversity and fulfill a multitude of responsibilities including as social scholars and educators. Inspiring and empowering the next generation of interior designers is a challenge educational institutions face. Therefore, the creation ...


Wayfinding In Healthcare Environments: A Case Study And Proposed Guidelines, Kristin Lewis Jan 2010

Wayfinding In Healthcare Environments: A Case Study And Proposed Guidelines, Kristin Lewis

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis consists of a literature review, a case study that was conducted, and a proposal of guidelines for effective wayfinding design in healthcare environments. The research questions investigated were: 1) How does the built environment of a multi-story clinic affect wayfinding? 2) Which elements of a healthcare environment become most important to users who are navigating it? 3) Which elements of a healthcare environment detract from the user's wayfinding experience? The researcher's hypothesis was that insufficient signage and a lack of available maps would be identified as the main issues in the wayfinding experience. This hypothesis was ...