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Skip The Grid: Solar Powered Refrigeration In The Navajo Nation, Sydney Jo Sitton 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Skip The Grid: Solar Powered Refrigeration In The Navajo Nation, Sydney Jo Sitton

Construction Management

The Skip the Grid project was a combined effort of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) students, and company sponsors SOLV Energy, Dometic, and Goal Zero, facilitated through the non-profit, Heart of America. The interdisciplinary project team successfully installed photovoltaic energy systems with refrigerators and lights for families within the Navajo Nation. Skip the Grid’s mission focuses on improving quality of life and providing access to clean, affordable off-grid energy. In the Navajo Nation, access to electricity and running water is not necessarily a given, with large disparities from family to family. This issue was exacerbated ...


Caed Hasslein Student Competition, Greta R. Stout 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Caed Hasslein Student Competition, Greta R. Stout

Construction Management

This paper outlines the development of the first CAED Hasslein Student Competition at Cal Poly, SLO. The College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Cal Poly, SLO has not yet been successful in creating a platform to engage students of all five majors to collaborate in an educational atmosphere. This project aims to challenge students to work in teams made up of all five disciplines in a Request for Proposal-style competition. This paper focuses on how the idea of this competition came to be and the steps that were taken to successfully write the competition problem statement. These steps included ...


Shellter Beer Garden: The Redevelopment Of An Abandoned Parcel Into A Community Gathering Space, Madison Leonard, Lainie Kastner 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Shellter Beer Garden: The Redevelopment Of An Abandoned Parcel Into A Community Gathering Space, Madison Leonard, Lainie Kastner

City and Regional Planning

The Shell Beach neighborhood of Pismo Beach serves a quiet, active community in need of an enjoyable, outdoor community gathering space. While the current main street, Shell Beach Road, has undergone major streetscape improvements, there are still vacant parcels in need of refurbishments. A vacant lot on the corner of Shell Beach Road and Cuyama Avenue that previously served the community as a drive-thru restaurant, now provides a desirable site for business. At the location of 1901 Shell Beach Road, a community beer garden built out of shipping containers will provide an ideal space for the Shell Beach community to ...


A City Planning Card Game, Francisco AlfaroZierten 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

A City Planning Card Game, Francisco Alfarozierten

City and Regional Planning

This senior project aimed to create a card game based on the concept and professional practice of city & regional planning. It consists of 103 unique cards, being separated in the following manner:

  • 1 City Center card
  • 6 Unique Zoning cards
  • 74 unique Development cards
  • 22 unique Action cards


Spheres Development Package, Nate R. Antepenko, Dan Benaroch, Dominic Ferrari 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Spheres Development Package, Nate R. Antepenko, Dan Benaroch, Dominic Ferrari

City and Regional Planning

The Spheres, live work play development concept is located adjacent to Higuera St, along an arterial road that primarily contains industrial and commercial land uses. The proposed development site is intended to enhance the city of San Luis Obispo by addressing the necessities of the surrounding community.

The development proposal adopts the Urban Design principle, Smart Growth Planning, designed to direct development into areas that have adequate utility capacity and transportation networks and to encourage walkable communities. The Spheres development site fosters fluid spaces, where residents live in a walkable radius to work, eliminating long commutes, in order to eliminate ...


The Tragedy Of The Commons: A Podcast Exploring Solutions To The Housing Crisis In California, Delaney Li-Ming Faherty 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Tragedy Of The Commons: A Podcast Exploring Solutions To The Housing Crisis In California, Delaney Li-Ming Faherty

City and Regional Planning

Affordable housing has become increasingly inaccessible across the United States, particularly in California. Because of its long history and far-reaching span, California’s housing crisis is a complexity that affects individuals at most income levels. Accordingly, opinions on solving the crisis vary among each public.

A popular solution is increasing the amount and scale of housing, however, barriers, such as single-family zoning, exist at the state and local level. While statewide legislation is working to counteract municipal zoning codes, local opposition is rampant. Because of this pushback, and the slow pace at which housing reliant on individual action is built ...


Cityengine As A Tool For Visualizing Neighborhood Change: An Initial Study, Zach Noyes 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Cityengine As A Tool For Visualizing Neighborhood Change: An Initial Study, Zach Noyes

City and Regional Planning

Urban planning is reliant upon genuine public engagement to ensure that planning and policy decisions reflect the ideas shared by the public. Because planning is a profession largely focused on the physical and built implications of more abstract planning concepts, effective graphic communication is critical to securing public support and understanding of policy decisions. ESRI's CityEngine uses procedural modeling technology to render personally-tailored scenes to non-planner members of the public, and shows potential to positively change the way that planners generate graphic representations of physical impacts of policy changes. This initial study establishes a methodology for determining the efficacy ...


Feasibility Report On Water Recycling And The Housing Crisis, Tally A. Perry 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Feasibility Report On Water Recycling And The Housing Crisis, Tally A. Perry

City and Regional Planning

The western United States is experiencing increasing population, a housing shortage, and a drought. These challenges demand creative and unprecedented changes to development. Water recycling is slowly emerging as a viable solution for developers, home owners, and cities as a way to continue much-needed housing development while mitigating unnecessary water depletion. With all change, policy, feasibility, and awareness can be the largest influencers. Drought-ridden western-American states require additional and revised regulatory requirements to promote recycled water in new development. Currently, water reuse is largely used for agricultural and industrial purposes. To motivate and encourage housing development, water recycling needs to ...


Crissy Field Improvement Project, Giselle Huan Beld 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Crissy Field Improvement Project, Giselle Huan Beld

City and Regional Planning

This senior project report is an exploratory analysis of the National Park Service’s passively-managed lands at Crissy Field.

There are always multiple alternatives to a new development project and the priorities established at the beginning of a process can have a major impact on the final outcomes. This senior project report investigates implications of reconnecting the city with the northern waterfront and investigates key recommendations related to transportation, environmental, and historic planning.


Sage Garden Pavilion Shade Structure, Anthony Razouk Karroum, Manuel Bermudez, Matthew Kilbride, Sarah Holt, Marisa Martineau 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Sage Garden Pavilion Shade Structure, Anthony Razouk Karroum, Manuel Bermudez, Matthew Kilbride, Sarah Holt, Marisa Martineau

Architectural Engineering

Form finding, testing, and construction of funicular double-layered shells in an interdisciplinary format with a focus on designing a shade structure for the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Children’s Pavilion. In the process, challenges such as connection design, materiality, storage, and more are explored and refined in relation to shell structures.


Captain Thomas Paine House: Letter To Baker From S. Morton Vose Ii, April 8, 2003, 2022 Roger Williams University

Captain Thomas Paine House: Letter To Baker From S. Morton Vose Ii, April 8, 2003

Documentation

Correspondence from Seth Morton Vose II to Anne Baker written on April 8, 2003 describing Vose's essay on the history of Cajacet.


Partial Systems' Analysis Of Traffic Noise Reduction In Tarik Al Jadidah, Beirut, Ibtihal Y. El-Bastawissi, Nour El Baba, Shireen Khalil, Nour El Hage, Rouba Joumblat, Franz Gatzweiler 2022 Professor of Architecture Urban Design and Planning, Dean of Faculty of Architecture-Design and Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon

Partial Systems' Analysis Of Traffic Noise Reduction In Tarik Al Jadidah, Beirut, Ibtihal Y. El-Bastawissi, Nour El Baba, Shireen Khalil, Nour El Hage, Rouba Joumblat, Franz Gatzweiler

BAU Journal - Creative Sustainable Development

Traffic noise is considered one of the main pollutants in an urban space and has multiple side effects regarding the physical and mental health of the human being. Tarik Al Jadidah, one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Beirut City- Lebanon, is selected as urban area for a project-based initiative and the focal point of different studies in BAU Urban Lab. The area suffers from various urban problems, but prominently traffic noise that highly damages the urban residents' quality of life due to its high levels of traffic noise that surpasses the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.

BAU Urban ...


From Waste To Energy:   Reuse Of Landfills To Create Eco-Friendly Spaces, Maya Maasarani, Ayman Afify, Hiba Mohsen, Maged Youssef 2022 Master Student, Faculty of Architecture - Design and Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon

From Waste To Energy:   Reuse Of Landfills To Create Eco-Friendly Spaces, Maya Maasarani, Ayman Afify, Hiba Mohsen, Maged Youssef

BAU Journal - Creative Sustainable Development

Waste to Energy (W to E) minimize the amount of waste sent to landfill, which also reduces negative impacts on the environment. This problem has been a common occurrence since the beginning of time. Waste to Energy will assist in the creation of a low-carbon society. Currently, the challenge behind reaching Eco-friendly space is a result of the continuity of incineration and landfill uncontrolled Municipal Solid waste on slopes and seashore. This environmental disaster as worldwide landfill is oversaturated and can collapse at any moment and cause dangerous damage to the environment. The average trash production increased phenomenally worldwide, resulting ...


Extending The Role Of Architecture Intervention Across The Disaster Life Cycle, Khaled Zahra, Ayman Afify, Hiba Mohsen, Maged Youssef 2022 Master Student, Faculty of Architecture - Design and Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon

Extending The Role Of Architecture Intervention Across The Disaster Life Cycle, Khaled Zahra, Ayman Afify, Hiba Mohsen, Maged Youssef

BAU Journal - Creative Sustainable Development

Disasters have been a common occurrence since the beginning of time, yet they are increasing phenomenally worldwide and especially in developing countries. Factors that led to the cause of destructive disasters are often complex and interrelated; researchers detect human influence and rapid development is intensifying the damage and scale of disaster-prone areas through urban sprawl and human interference. Observing the disaster life cycle, it is made up of four stages: preparedness stage, resilience and mitigation stage, response and relief stage, and finally reconstruction and recovery stage. The main focus usually lies in the response and relief stage which comes immediately ...


Captain Thomas Paine House: Baker's Letter To Ron Long, 2003, 2022 Roger Williams University

Captain Thomas Paine House: Baker's Letter To Ron Long, 2003

Documentation

A series of letters written by Anne Baker to Ron Long concerning the history of Cajacet and Captain Paine. The letters are dated January 6, 2003, February 17, 2003, March 16, 2003, April 1, 2003 and May 3, 2003.

AW Baker Restorations was hired by Ron Long in 2003 to do an evaluation of Cajacet.


Captain Thomas Paine House: Baker's 1978 Notes On Cajacet Findings And Repairs, 2022 Roger Williams University

Captain Thomas Paine House: Baker's 1978 Notes On Cajacet Findings And Repairs

Documentation

Mostly handwritten notes from Anne Baker concerning findings and repairs to Cajacet (Thomas Paine House) in 1978.


Captain Thomas Paine House: A Memoir Of Cajacet On Conanicut Island 1881-1945 By S. Morton Vose Ii, 2022 Roger Williams University

Captain Thomas Paine House: A Memoir Of Cajacet On Conanicut Island 1881-1945 By S. Morton Vose Ii

Documentation

A Memoir of Cajacet on Conanicut Island 1881-1945. Written by S. Morton Vose II. 57 pages. Memoirs begin in June 1999 and go through November 2001. Copy sent to Anne Baker along with Letters from Vose dated June 11, 2003 and June 13, 2003. See copies of these letters in documentation.


Captain Thomas Paine House: Letter To Baker From S. Morton Vose Ii, June 11, 2003, 2022 Roger Williams University

Captain Thomas Paine House: Letter To Baker From S. Morton Vose Ii, June 11, 2003

Documentation

June 11, 2003 letter from S. Morton Vose II noting that the name "Cajacet" was given to the farm by his grandfather, Seth Morton Vose, Sr. Vose Sr. said that it meant "old man's rest" in the Indian language. However, Vose II notes that he has never been able to confirm this translation.


Captain Thomas Paine House: Letter To Baker From S. Morton Vose, June 13, 2003, 2022 Roger Williams University

Captain Thomas Paine House: Letter To Baker From S. Morton Vose, June 13, 2003

Documentation

Letter to Baker from S. Morton Vose II dated June 13, 2003. It accompanies a copy of memoirs which he sent to Baker.


Captain Thomas Paine House: Jamestown Historical Society Information, 2022 Roger Williams University

Captain Thomas Paine House: Jamestown Historical Society Information

Documentation

Information on Cajacet/Paine House provided to Anne Baker by Mary Miner, Archivist at the Jamestown Historical Society. Dated July 9, 2003.

Contents include items relating to the property, information provided by Bill Burgin in October 2000, Mary's notes on the chain of owners of the Paine property, Mary Miner's article, Cajacet: A Treasure of a House written for the JHS Newsletter in September 1997.


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