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Danielle Zajic Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2014, Danielle Zajic 2014 Stephen F. Austin State University

Danielle Zajic Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2014, Danielle Zajic

Student Publications

Philosophy of Design

A space is an opportunity to express yourself with color, texture, pattern, and shape. It is my goal to create a space that meets my client’s vision and allows them to love their space more than they ever have. An Interior Designer is simply the phase between an idea and reality.


Geneva Castillo Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2014, Geneva Castillo 2014 Stephen F. Austin State University

Geneva Castillo Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2014, Geneva Castillo

Student Publications

Geneva Castillo

Design Philosophy

I strive to meet others in their wholeness and individuality. To see them as unique individuals. The end goal is to create modern spaces that contribute to the health, safety, and welfare of the public. I design to bring a genuine smile to the many people I encounter.

Always reminded that each space needs to be as beautiful as its future owner. Therefore, we must always keep in mind to stay dedicated to the job and always respect the value of craftsmanship. Bringing contemporary design to a new client is always a thrill, but bringing satisfaction …


La Keisha Grace Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2014, La Keisha Grace 2014 Stephen F. Austin State University

La Keisha Grace Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2014, La Keisha Grace

Student Publications

Design Philosophy: A great designer works very hard to transform a given space to reflect the personality and wishes of their client. Additionally, that designer works to provide the maximum use of an interior space while transforming it into an aesthetically functional environment.


Julia Scott Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2014, Julia Scott 2014 Stephen F. Austin State University

Julia Scott Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2014, Julia Scott

Student Publications

With each brush stroke and step to get to the final product, form and function is a viable aspect in designing every space. To achieve this I believe one must work hard for what one does, as it reflects the outcome of their work.


Sun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies, 3rd Edition, Mark DeKay, G Z. Brown 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Sun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies, 3rd Edition, Mark Dekay, G Z. Brown

Mark DeKay

An updated guide to designing buildings that heat with the sun, cool with the wind, and light with the sky.This fully updated Third Edition covers principles of designing buildings that use the sun for heating, wind for cooling, and daylight for natural lighting. With 432 printed pages and a 450-page electronic book, supplemented with Digital Extras, this package supplies the preliminary design tools and strategies for achieving Architecture 2030® carbon-neutral performance targets. Using hundreds of illustrations, this book offers practical strategies that give the designer the tools they need to make energy efficient buildings.Hundreds of illustrations and practical strategies give …


Balancing Design Theories And Individual Needs In Residential Modifications For People Living With Als, Gail J. Weber 2014 Eastern Michigan University

Balancing Design Theories And Individual Needs In Residential Modifications For People Living With Als, Gail J. Weber

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

This research and design project examines the philosophies and psychological factors of aging in place and universal design, as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), and how they can be realistically applied in interior design for people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a terminal illness with an approximate two- to five-year prognosis. The case study explores the design needs and preferences of one couple living with ALS. Analysis of the case study suggests that a complete universal design or ADAAG-compliant overhaul in the home is ill-advised for these subjects, given their modest budget and limited …


616 Hull Street_ Interaction Through Discovery In Design, Elizabeth T. Mitchell 2014 Virginia Commonwealth University

616 Hull Street_ Interaction Through Discovery In Design, Elizabeth T. Mitchell

Theses and Dissertations

The community of Old Town Manchester lies across from downtown Richmond on the south side of the James River. Annexed in 1910, Manchester was the industrial hub of the city and home to the Chesterfield Railroad, the first railway in Virginia and used to transport coal. These industrial roots are still evident today in the warehouses and manufacturing facilities that continue to operate or have been repurposed.

The building of focus is located on the corner of bustling Hull Street and quiet 7th Avenue. Distinctive in its stone masonry exterior, 616 Hull was constructed in the 1920s as a Chevrolet …


Second Skin, Britta Bielak 2014 Virginia Commonwealth University

Second Skin, Britta Bielak

Theses and Dissertations

Reason for writing. The space of confusion and possibility where the practices of art and design collide seems to be in a constant amoebic state. This place of shared influence and growth seems to pervade not only the intersection of these two disciplines, but within interior design, the intersection of people and space. How can the boundaries between an interior space and it’s inhabitants be as richly embedded with tension and opportunity as the edges where art and design meet? Like art and design, how can a space and it’s visitors interact to affect one another?

Problem + Methodology: This …


Story-Telling Through The Design Of A Permanent Mission Trip Training And Housing Facility, Betty L. Rowe 2014 Virginia Commonwealth University

Story-Telling Through The Design Of A Permanent Mission Trip Training And Housing Facility, Betty L. Rowe

Theses and Dissertations

This mixed- assembly space is designed as a permanent mission trip training and housing facility. Predominately the space will be used by middle school and high school youth. By creating a modern experience, teens are given a better opportunity to engage in a space they can relate to. It becomes a space where young people feel encouraged to share their feelings, beliefs and desires as they journey into a closer, more intimate relationship with a higher being.

The space is intended to serve a transient population. A large portion of the first floor is devoted to communal gathering which provides …


Old To New And New To Old: A Study Of Dematerializing Transitions Between Old And New Architecture, Jane Ellen T. Moss 2014 Virginia Commonwealth University

Old To New And New To Old: A Study Of Dematerializing Transitions Between Old And New Architecture, Jane Ellen T. Moss

Theses and Dissertations

This project explores the juxtaposition of classical and contemporary architectural forms as they coexist within Richmond City’s urban fabric. It is an assessment and understanding of how the built environment can reinforce transitions between old and new in ways that both integrate architectural differences and embrace historical identity.

Richmond, and a large part of Virginia in general, has been shaped by the historical events of its existence. The sights of the city reveal a clash of the old and new. It is a city where newer developments and traditional elements have been trying to co-mingle.

The design incorporates a contemporary …


Lucky Strike House: The Space Between, Monika Shreves 2014 Virginia Commonwealth University

Lucky Strike House: The Space Between, Monika Shreves

Theses and Dissertations

With the onset of one of the worst economic downturns in recent history, the face of poverty is changing. This project seeks to explore a design solution aimed at helping a newly emerging segment of the population: the “half homeless”, formerly middle class individuals/families who lost their jobs and homes during the recession.

Set in the building known as the Lucky Strike Power Plant, the project contains two distinct, but overlapping, programs: 1) multi-family housing, and 2) a continuum of supportive services accessible to both the residents and the community at large. The main focus of this project is the …


Reorientation: A Journey Through Spatial Sequence, Eman AlSulaimani 2014 Virginia Commonwealth University

Reorientation: A Journey Through Spatial Sequence, Eman Alsulaimani

Theses and Dissertations

Introduction | The building for this thesis project is one with a long history. Originally built as the First Baptist Church, it was converted over the years to fulfill a role completely different from its original intent; a student center! During this process and after a series of renovations, the Broad Street main grand entrance lost its place and the arrival into the building became much less choreographed. Essentially, over time one could say that this building had been flipped around, it has lost its original intent, grandeur and purpose. Hypothesis | I challenge the idea of flipping the building …


The Classroom Paradigm: Design In A Technology-Driven Era, Candace Thompson 2013 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Classroom Paradigm: Design In A Technology-Driven Era, Candace Thompson

Interior Design Program: Theses and Other Student Work

Classroom design has an effect on a number of students’ behaviors and performance. Architects and facilities directors are frequently faced with design decisions that impact students and do not always have the resources to help support their decision making. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how classroom design in education can facilitate students’ learning and engagement in an ever-changing technological age. Is the traditional classroom environment the most effective set up? To explore this issue, the author will provide literature review and design examples to help guide the reader through ways to accommodate these changing needs—both the physical …


The Contribution To And Affect Of Design And Architecture On Health & Activity Promotion (H&Ap) In The Workplace, Krystal L. Schumacher 2013 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Contribution To And Affect Of Design And Architecture On Health & Activity Promotion (H&Ap) In The Workplace, Krystal L. Schumacher

Architecture Masters of Science Program: Theses

Expanding the research and awareness on the contribution to and affect of design and architecture on health and activity promotion in the workplace (h&ap) is essential in moving forward in the design of working environments. As humans, we spend the majority of our time indoors, for an average American adult he or she spends the majority of the day in a working environment. The impact that our spaces have is much deeper than the aesthetic. Our environments can depict how we act, feel and operate based on the design of our surroundings. Through this research, the goal was to study …


Sustainable Strategies For Green Hotel Design, Jennifer Benson 2013 Eastern Michigan University

Sustainable Strategies For Green Hotel Design, Jennifer Benson

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

Many of today’s commercial industries are realizing the negative impact they have on the environment and taking steps to become more sustainable in hopes of lessening that impact. The hotel industry is one of those industries. Hotel owners and guests are expressing their concern for the environment, and both are playing a role in making the hotel industry more sustainable. With the help of government organizations, better technology, and green education, the idea of environmentally friendly hotels is not just an idea; it is becoming the norm.


Environmental Ethics And Sustainable Design: A Case Study On The Traditional Korean Residential Building Type: Han Oak, Na Han 2013 Eastern Michigan University

Environmental Ethics And Sustainable Design: A Case Study On The Traditional Korean Residential Building Type: Han Oak, Na Han

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

Originated in the realm of philosophy, environmental ethics takes into consideration the moral relationship between human and non-human world. In light of the severe impact by human activities on this planet, environmental sustainability has become an extremely important issue that prompts building designers to perform in accordance with sustainable principles to create comfortable, eco-friendly space. Moreover, it is to be our obligation to preserve the environment for the future generations to come. This research studies environmental ethics and sustainability with a focus on sustainable ethics and strategies introduced in traditional Korean building design. It explores how renewable principles and materials …


Appearances Do Matter! What Libraries Can Learn From Clinton Kelly, Nancy E. Fawley 2013 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Appearances Do Matter! What Libraries Can Learn From Clinton Kelly, Nancy E. Fawley

Nancy Fawley

One could easily mistake Clinton Kelly’s closing keynote presentation at ACRL 2011 in Philadelphia last March as light fare. Kelly, cohost of TLC’s What Not To Wear, spoke enthusiastically about the importance of one’s appearance and the necessity of making an extra effort in the way individuals present themselves. His keynote address, and the fact that a fashion expert was a speaker at a conference for librarians, sparked debates on Twitter and in the blogosphere. Do appearances matter? I say they do and add that this applies to buildings and objects, as well. Academic libraries, especially, could benefit from some …


Interior Design In The Realm Of Social Services: Housing The Homeless, Amanda Kaserman Leininger 2013 Eastern Michigan University

Interior Design In The Realm Of Social Services: Housing The Homeless, Amanda Kaserman Leininger

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

The present study plans to investigate the social issues of homelessness and the strategies for creating positive living environments that aim to enable inhabitants to re-enter society. Supported by statistical evidence, homelessness has been recognized as a growing issue in the United States that deserves serious attention and proper solutions. There are a wide range of reasons why people succumb to the undesirable status of homelessness. By exploring the circumstances, we will be able to gain a better understanding of the issues, which in turn can help formulate supportive programs and inform environmental design solutions to accommodate their needs. Currently …


Working With Paul Rudolph To Make Rudolph Work: Reclaiming, Conserving, And Adapting Sarasota High School (1958), Katherine Marie Armstrong 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Working With Paul Rudolph To Make Rudolph Work: Reclaiming, Conserving, And Adapting Sarasota High School (1958), Katherine Marie Armstrong

Masters Theses

Sarasota High School, designed by Paul Rudolph in 1958, physically embodies the central ideas of Regional Modernism that developed in Sarasota, Florida in the 1940s and 50s. Covered breezeways, monumental sunshades, deep overhangs, and sliding glass doors promote natural ventilation and sun shading as ways to deal with Florida’s hot climate. As an example of progressive architecture of the time, it is a seminal work of Rudolph’s and significant to Sarasota’s architectural legacy of climatically responsive, modernist buildings that captured international attention.

Sixty years later, Sarasota High School is now unoccupied and in a state of disrepair. The school board …


Materials Education And Research In Art And Design: A New Role For Libraries (Website), Mark Pompelia 2013 Rhode Island School of Design

Materials Education And Research In Art And Design: A New Role For Libraries (Website), Mark Pompelia

Materials Education and Research in Art and Design: A New Role for Libraries

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