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Reconceptualizing Mies' Glass House, Araceli Avelar, Armando Castaneda Jr, Madison Lam, Ignatius Malari, Alejo Favero, Augusta Orlauskaite, Ella Gleason 2021 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Reconceptualizing Mies' Glass House, Araceli Avelar, Armando Castaneda Jr, Madison Lam, Ignatius Malari, Alejo Favero, Augusta Orlauskaite, Ella Gleason

Architectural Engineering

Our team used the glass house studio to explore class stratification, particularly using the glass as a reflection of class dichotomy in our society. The glass and Miesian design approach glorifies the clean cut, picture-perfect utopia only accessible to the wealthy few. But reality proves that there is more to this. As architects and engineers, we should strive to create environments that may uphold our values of equity and diversity and ultimately serve all sectors of society.


The Nolan House, Keiko-Ann K. Sanders, Gilbert C. Munoz, Michael A. Bahr, Titas Kalvalnis 2021 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Nolan House, Keiko-Ann K. Sanders, Gilbert C. Munoz, Michael A. Bahr, Titas Kalvalnis

Architectural Engineering

As a precedent, The Green Team analyzed the history of glass architecture, literature, and culture. Based on our research, we found that glass is often depicted as breakable, delicate, and a way to expose or display aspects that would otherwise be hidden. We challenged ourselves to incorporate safety and privacy into our glass house as a way to combat the pre-existing notions of glass in architecture.


H2opulent, Reese Zimmerman 2021 Kennesaw State University

H2opulent, Reese Zimmerman

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

This project is an experiment on resilience, in an attempt to set forth guidelines for a new architecture that is designed with water, for water, and against water. The intent of this project is to create a self-sustaining architectural model that will exist entirely detached from dry land in order to mitigate the affects of flooding and water level rise.

For this project I am analyzing projects in three categories: land, water and hybrid. Land includes projects built along the coast on solid ground, water includes projects that either float on top of the water or are built on stilts ...


Collage, Perspective, And Space: The Consequences Of The Method Of Mies Van Der Rohe, Daniel Barker 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Collage, Perspective, And Space: The Consequences Of The Method Of Mies Van Der Rohe, Daniel Barker

Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses

The method in which architects design space has the capacity to shape the manifestation of the built work. Architect Mies van der Rohe is one of the most noteworthy designers to exhibit this in his method of design: collage. This inquiry investigates the connection between the collages and the architecture of Mies van der Rohe, and how his use of collage defined the language of the architecture he created.

The investigation studied the collages and architecture of Mies van der Rohe through a design process investigation. Collages were made in the same language as Mies and used as a tool ...


Conserving Water Through Modular Planting Design: Water-Wise Templates For Ogden's Residential Front Yard Landscapes, Jessica Clements 2021 Utah State University

Conserving Water Through Modular Planting Design: Water-Wise Templates For Ogden's Residential Front Yard Landscapes, Jessica Clements

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Due to the arid climate of the Wasatch front and the projected population growth in the next thirty years, water conservation is essential. Consequently, because the landscape consumes 60% of Utah residences’ purified drinking water, water-wise landscaping needs to be a priority. This thesis creates water-wise landscape templates that can be applied to the front yards of Ogden rental properties using a modular planting method. This study determines best practices by researching topics such as water-wise plants for Northern Utah, templates utilized in other areas, modular planting, and existing organizations with similar goals. This results in a user-friendly guide that ...


An Indicator Based Transportation Sustainability Assessment In Regional Development: A Case Study For Cache County, Utah, Humaira Yusuf Nabeela 2021 Utah State University

An Indicator Based Transportation Sustainability Assessment In Regional Development: A Case Study For Cache County, Utah, Humaira Yusuf Nabeela

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Evaluating sustainability for a key system like transportation can be vital for both planners and citizens alike, as planners provide the system and citizens use the system. A sustainable transportation system not only builds a prosperous economy, but it also ensures social equity and a healthy environment for years to come. There are differing scales of sustainability assessment, ranging from neighborhood to global. However, a sustainability scale between the local and national scale is not very common in practice. Therefore, this study offers a regional scale sustainability assessment for the transportation system that will address local changes while also reflecting ...


Evaluating Planning And Management Of Natural Resources Within The Utah State Park System, Erin K. Mann 2021 Utah State University

Evaluating Planning And Management Of Natural Resources Within The Utah State Park System, Erin K. Mann

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

A change in management style, combined with increased visitation and the advanced age of guiding documents used to describe conditions and goals (known as Resource Management Plans) in Utah’s State Parks, are leading park managers to potentially not fulfill the objectives stated in their Resource Management Plans. Using a research tool known as “content analysis,” we analyzed the Research Management Plans of ten sample parks and found that written plans had strong priorities and goals regarding the care and management of natural resources. Significant findings included strong emphasis on resource protection, data collection, and research. Pre-written questions were asked ...


Cm Member Of Slocoe Peace Conference Center Feasibility Study, Jackson Reynolds 2021 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Cm Member Of Slocoe Peace Conference Center Feasibility Study, Jackson Reynolds

Construction Management

This paper describes the parking design and estimate portion of a whole feasibility study conducted by an interdisciplinary team. The interdisciplinary team consisted of three senior undergraduate industrial engineering students, and one senior undergraduate construction management student. This feasibility study was conducted for the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education (SLOCOE) to determine if it is feasible to construct a new, 400-person conference center on a site in San Luis Obispo, CA. The complete study includes analyses of the following topics: economic, utilities, traffic/road, approval from Chumash Tribe, social/historical, climate, geological, vegetation and wildlife, noise and pollution ...


The River, The Residents, And The City: A Holistic Vision Study For Logan River's Upper Reach, Lisa Aedo 2021 Utah State University

The River, The Residents, And The City: A Holistic Vision Study For Logan River's Upper Reach, Lisa Aedo

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The three-mile Upper Reach of the Logan River starting at the USU Water Lab to the 100 East bridge has been negatively impacted by residential development and diversion for agriculture and industry. A task force comprised of faculty at USU, professionals, government and city officials, and concerned residents has developed a Conservation Action Plan focused on twenty-two baseline indicators which, if improved, can help rehabilitate the river. This thesis looks at the factors that created the current challenges and seeks to provide a holistic vision with design solutions to address said challenges in alignment with that Plan. A literature review ...


Augmenting The Site Analysis Phase Of The Design Process Using Virtual Reality And Drones, Brandon Blauer 2021 Utah State University

Augmenting The Site Analysis Phase Of The Design Process Using Virtual Reality And Drones, Brandon Blauer

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Virtual reality (VR) is a tool that has been utilized by designers for decades now. In most cases, VR has been utilized in the latter part of the design process. More specifically, VR has been used most commonly towards the design review phase of the design process where people are often looking for a final design suggestion. With regards to the design review phase, there have been many reports discussing the effectiveness of VR. However, there has been little to no research regarding the use of VR in the site analysis phase of the design process.

This thesis develops a ...


Playground And Garden Design: Troy Christian Early Childhood Education Center, Gabriella Spatz 2021 Bowling Green State University

Playground And Garden Design: Troy Christian Early Childhood Education Center, Gabriella Spatz

Honors Projects

The following project is a result of a study of the existing playground and garden at Troy Christian Early Childhood Education Center (TC ECEC) in Troy, OH. The TC ECEC Director wanted research, marketing standpoints, and a re-design for their playground and garden which led to an academic and professional collaboration that crosses into multiple project typologies. The Director consulted with the researcher, Gabriella Spatz, to create a list of necessary inclusions in both spaces which led to proposed floor plans and visuals of the playground and garden respectively. The designs sought to answer two research questions:

  1. “What playground and ...


Understanding Spaces Of Abandonment Through Virtual Frameworks In Landscape Architecture, Aus Perez 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Understanding Spaces Of Abandonment Through Virtual Frameworks In Landscape Architecture, Aus Perez

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

In recent years, design professionals have implemented many contemporary landscape architecture projects across the United States. With a primary goal of returning nature to urban environments, contemporary landscape architects and other transdisciplinary partners work diligently to sculpt physical spaces that reflect the human-living experience. However, a leap into the world of video game design could allow landscape architects and urban planners to more freely create virtual social environments to address rising issues of abandonment in today’s urban and rural spaces. Video game mechanics and methodologies can be used extensively in the disciplines of design that value participatory processes, like ...


Applying Social Science To Bring Resident Stakeholders Into Pollution Governance: A Rural Environmental Justice Public Health Case Study, Sherrie M. Steiner, Jordan M. Marshall, Atefeh Mohammadpour, Aaron W. Thompson 2021 Purdue University - Fort Wayne

Applying Social Science To Bring Resident Stakeholders Into Pollution Governance: A Rural Environmental Justice Public Health Case Study, Sherrie M. Steiner, Jordan M. Marshall, Atefeh Mohammadpour, Aaron W. Thompson

Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture Faculty Publications

The purpose of this engaged public sociology study was to use social science to bring resident stakeholders into the process of governing pollution production in a rural community. The community has cancer clusters. Residents have concerns about direct exposure to pollution production in their neighborhood by a steel recycling plant that has been cited numerous times for environmental violations. The facility has been under voluntary remediation since 2009, but neighborhood residents were marginalized from the governance process. This case study details how social science was used to bring neighborhood residents’ concerns about direct exposure to toxic air pollution into remediation ...


Mimarlık Bilimleri Ve Teknolojisi, Murat Dal, Didem Baş, Seyhan Yardımlı, Mustafa Adil Kasapseçkin, Esra Bayır, Pelin Kılıç Kızıltaş, Nabi Volkan Gür, Sura Kılıç, Hale Gezer, Gül Aslı Aksu, Ş. Ebru Okuyucu, Seda Mazlum, Gamze Çoban, Nimet Mert Ağar, Gülhan Benli, Aysun F. Güner, Pelin Karaçar, Eyüp Salih Elmas, Murat Çağlar Baydoğan, Mehmet Yasin Çınar, Tülay Çivici, Gülden Ayalp, Yunus An, Şehnaz Cenani, Sema Alaçam, Esra Yağdır Çeliker, Gülen Çağdaş, Hilal Aycı 2021 Munzur University

Mimarlık Bilimleri Ve Teknolojisi, Murat Dal, Didem Baş, Seyhan Yardımlı, Mustafa Adil Kasapseçkin, Esra Bayır, Pelin Kılıç Kızıltaş, Nabi Volkan Gür, Sura Kılıç, Hale Gezer, Gül Aslı Aksu, Ş. Ebru Okuyucu, Seda Mazlum, Gamze Çoban, Nimet Mert Ağar, Gülhan Benli, Aysun F. Güner, Pelin Karaçar, Eyüp Salih Elmas, Murat Çağlar Baydoğan, Mehmet Yasin Çınar, Tülay Çivici, Gülden Ayalp, Yunus An, Şehnaz Cenani, Sema Alaçam, Esra Yağdır Çeliker, Gülen Çağdaş, Hilal Aycı

Architectural Sciences

Mimarlık Bilimleri ve Teknolojisi adlı kitabımızda özellikle, mimarlık teknolojileri paradoksu, farklı malzemelerin mimaride, iç mimaride, peyzaj mimarisinde kullanımı, yeni nesil malzemelerin kent ekosistemindeki önemi, engellilere yönelik tasarımlar, vernaküler mimari ve estetik değerinin önemi, mimari yapılarda görülen deprem hasarları ve kentsel dönüşüm, Anadolu medreselerinde mekan dizimi, stres kaynaklarının mimarlık öğrencilerine etkileri, mimaride farklı formlarda tasarım konularının irdelemeleri yapılmıştır.


Ua3/1/1 President's Office-Cherry Reports, WKU Archives 2021 Western Kentucky University

Ua3/1/1 President's Office-Cherry Reports, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Reports made by Henry Cherry to the Board of Regents and departmental reports made to Henry Cherry.


Vcu Monroe Park Campus 'Iconic Green' Pre-Planning And Design Study, Nicholas A. Jancaitis 2021 Virginia Commonwealth University

Vcu Monroe Park Campus 'Iconic Green' Pre-Planning And Design Study, Nicholas A. Jancaitis

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Capstone Projects

The 'Iconic Green' pre-planning study for the Monroe Park Campus of VCU provides the framework and data necessary to support the intended 'nexus' on the proposed site. A review of the existing literature on various subjects included will highlight models and successful measures that have ensured success for previous similar built works. Having an understanding of the underlying factors and implications for the site, a needs assessment using existing literature and design precedents and in comparison with VCU's own desired end state and needs. Focusing on these comparisons within a theoretical framework called the Just Beautiful City, established in ...


Relationships Between Consultant Discipline And Specified Tree Diversity: A Case Study Of Two Iowa (Usa) Communities, Grant L. Thompson, Audrey McCombs, Marcus D. Jansen 2021 Iowa State University

Relationships Between Consultant Discipline And Specified Tree Diversity: A Case Study Of Two Iowa (Usa) Communities, Grant L. Thompson, Audrey Mccombs, Marcus D. Jansen

Horticulture Publications

Urban forests are valuable assets to a community from multiple perspectives. Diversifying urban forests is a common and important management goal to increase resilience in the face of biotic pests and diseases, climate change, and to increase ecosystem services. Multiple design and engineering consultants develop site plans and specify trees for public and private projects, and consultant disciplines differ in their training plant material selection and diversity. Publicly available site plans from Des Moines (79) and Iowa City, Iowa, USA (70) between 2015–2018 that passed planning and zoning review were analyzed to determine the associations between practitioner disciplinary training ...


Corridors For Change: Exploring A Multifunctional Corridor Concept For Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation, And Justice In Iowa, Carissa Shoemaker 2021 Iowa State University

Corridors For Change: Exploring A Multifunctional Corridor Concept For Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation, And Justice In Iowa, Carissa Shoemaker

Creative Components

Corridors are usually designed for a specific function, yet are inherently multifunctional. These additional services are sometimes listed as co-benefits, but are rarely planned in the United States, nor are they leveraged to build cross-disciplinary teams, appeal to more diverse stakeholders, secure additional funding, or connect with local initiatives. If corridors were billed as vital infrastructure, if they were valued for their ecosystem services and contributions to climate change mitigation and adaptation, perhaps they would be easier to implement. This is especially true of areas where the dominant catalysts for corridors—wildlife and recreation—aren't as salient. In Iowa ...


The Social Displacement And Public Censorship Of Public Spaces In Buenos Aires, Matthias Howley 2021 Vassar College

The Social Displacement And Public Censorship Of Public Spaces In Buenos Aires, Matthias Howley

Senior Capstone Projects

Buenos Aires is home to many Bolivian immigrants, so much that they statistically have become a key member of the city's citizenry. This thesis entails the social and cultural mechanisms that prevent Bolivians from having a social representation in the identity of public spaces within the downtown area. This persists through cultural hierarchy that permits a process of the rejection and acceptance of certain practices and spatial manipulations.


Massachusetts Complete Streets Program: An Exploratory Spatial And Social Equity Analysis, Toriellen Swistak 2021 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Massachusetts Complete Streets Program: An Exploratory Spatial And Social Equity Analysis, Toriellen Swistak

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

The effects of transportation planning on equity are often overlooked or not prioritized, sometimes resulting in an inequitable distribution of infrastructure investment with disparities in access. This paper examines the characteristics and distribution of approved Complete Streets projects across Massachusetts using social and spatial methods to analyze trends across socioeconomic demographic data. The methods applied include buffering techniques in GIS software to analyze population data within a half-mile radius of approved projects from 2016-2019. The half-mile measure of proximity is used as a proxy for access, in which descriptive statistics and regression models examine in detail.


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