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Vacated Spectacle: Inhabitance Of Abandoned Stadiums, Jalaal Malik 2021 Kennesaw State University

Vacated Spectacle: Inhabitance Of Abandoned Stadiums, Jalaal Malik

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

I personally have experienced the drama of thousands screaming and celebrating at once for the home team or heard the roar of the crowd from outside the stadium. But where does the community connection go when the teams move on? In cities across the world, sporting venues are abandoned as national events depart and hometown teams relocate. Dan Meis expressed in Death of a Stadium that “NFL stadia host less than 20 events a year with 30-year lifespans. This equates to $25 million per event. “First, I questioned what can be done with the facility at the end of the ...


Architectural + Language: Breaking Barriers And Creating Cultural Dialogue, Maria de los Angeles Delgado Bailon 2021 Kennesaw State University

Architectural + Language: Breaking Barriers And Creating Cultural Dialogue, Maria De Los Angeles Delgado Bailon

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

When I was 11 years old, I moved back to the United States, after having spent my whole childhood in Ecuador, my parents native land. I was moving back to the land of opportunity in the search for the so called ‘American Dream’. It was difficult to leave and move to a new place where we did not know anyone or have anything, but just the idea of a going back to my hometown piqued my curiosity and excitement. I remember very vividly, the day I left Ecuador. I remember telling myself to be happy, because this was a moment ...


Bio-Symbiosis: Reconnecting To Nature And Each Other Through A Biological Lens, Melissa Holder 2021 Kennesaw State University

Bio-Symbiosis: Reconnecting To Nature And Each Other Through A Biological Lens, Melissa Holder

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that we spend 93 percent of our time indoors. For decades, the design of space has kept exterior environments separate from the interior conditions we have engineered for ourselves. This design process limits our ability to interact with other forms of life. According to Stephen Kellert’s principles of biophilic design, which defines an innate desire to interact with other forms of life, it is imperative that our spaces be designed to interact with each other and nature on an intimate and spiritual level. As humans have a hard-wired tendency to seek out relationships with ...


[Aero]Tecture: An Exploration Of The Relationship Between Natural Air And The High-Rise Office Typology, Matthew Williams 2021 Kennesaw State University

[Aero]Tecture: An Exploration Of The Relationship Between Natural Air And The High-Rise Office Typology, Matthew Williams

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

This thesis explores the relationship between natural air and high-rise office typology and questions “has air been neglected as an essential element of spatial design, and if so, what are the consequences of such neglect?” Pre-1900, office buildings relied on natural ventilation to function. With the advent of technology such as air conditioning in 1902, accompanied by innovations in standardized steel, artificial lighting, and hydraulic elevators at the turn of the century, office buildings got bigger, taller, and deeper for economic benefit. The resulting architecture of high-rise offices supplemented natural air with mechanical air. The thesis concludes that several complications ...


Embedded Form: Using Structure To Inform Engaging Spaces Responsive To The Human Experience, Huntington Brown 2021 Kennesaw State University

Embedded Form: Using Structure To Inform Engaging Spaces Responsive To The Human Experience, Huntington Brown

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

This thesis takes a look at the basic understanding of structure as expressed in nature in the form of the catenary curve. This curve produces a funicular structure in response to gravitational loads. When inverted, this tension-based cable becomes an optimized arch in compression. This FORM as a result of gravity is the basis on which any material can be used to make a space. Understanding spatial qualities and expression of structure, the psychology component is embedded, along with the secondary structure, as a design component that can be dialed in to produce a spatial quality that, in theory, should ...


Revitalizing The Charm: Reconstructing Homelessness To Urbanization, Tyrik Grant 2021 Kennesaw State University

Revitalizing The Charm: Reconstructing Homelessness To Urbanization, Tyrik Grant

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

The city of Baltimore is known for its beautiful harbor, distinct neighborhoods, unique museums and the renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital. Most notably, however, Baltimore is known for its delicious choices of crabs and other types of seafood. It is not Maryland’s capital, but it is Maryland’s biggest city and economic hub. The Inner Harbor, Baltimore biggest tourist attraction, is also one of America’s major import and export stations. However, it wasn’t always like this. After World War II, the city lost so much in population and business it became as financially depressed as it had been ...


See Me: How Architecture Can Change Our Care Of The Elderly And Orphaned, Caleb Hester 2021 Kennesaw State University

See Me: How Architecture Can Change Our Care Of The Elderly And Orphaned, Caleb Hester

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

According to a 2017 study published by the child welfare department of the government, “there were an estimated 442,995 children in foster care” (Welfare). This is in America alone and not calculating the number of children in orphanages across the world. Additionally, in a report from the CDC, there is almost 1.3 million residents of nursing homes as of 2015. Again, this is in America alone and not accounting for the global number. The census departments average the national population to be roughly 329 million. This means that a little over 1% of the population is in nursing ...


Revival Of The Dead Zone- Ecotourism Within The Chornobyl Exclusion Zone, Angelina Damaj 2021 Kennesaw State University

Revival Of The Dead Zone- Ecotourism Within The Chornobyl Exclusion Zone, Angelina Damaj

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

Since the nuclear accident, Chernobyl has been abandoned for 30 years. 30 kilometers around Chernobyl was evacuated and it has left the area to become a dead zone. In actuality the dead zone is full of life. Plant and animal populations have expanded and thrived, and people have slowly started to reenter the zone. The exclusion zone has become a new ecosystem.

With more people coming into Chernobyl for tourism, there is higher risk of the ecosystem being threatened. My thesis will explore ecotourism within the Chernobyl exclusion zone. My proposal is an urban design that is shaped by ecotourist ...


Insert Community: A Revaluation Of Space, Joshua Ramirez 2021 Kennesaw State University

Insert Community: A Revaluation Of Space, Joshua Ramirez

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

This thesis is an attempt to question the way in which we understand and create housing. Currently, there is a growing issue with lack of space within our major and developing cities, creating an increase of demand for higher density buildings, which is especially true for housing. Apartments are typically the answer for higher density, smaller square footage needs, leaving large amounts of uniformly small and repetitive housing units, slowly forcing people to abandon their individuality. The question is, are there no available options for creating more expressive and freeing units for people to be able to live in?

It ...


Constructing The Panama Canal: A Brief History, Ian E. Phillips 2021 Cleveland State University

Constructing The Panama Canal: A Brief History, Ian E. Phillips

The Downtown Review

Seeking to commemorate the construction of the Panama Canal, an engineering marvel widely considered a contender for the eighth wonder of the world, this article attempts to retell the story of the Canal's construction by synthesizing a narrative centered on the Canal under French and American leadership, worker segregation, and labor conditions at the Isthmus.


All The Monuments To Racism, Aanya Shukul 2021 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

All The Monuments To Racism, Aanya Shukul

Publications and Research

The poster informs the public about current events and actions being taken to combat racism. This art piece also goes into depth on why statues and historical names linger a racist presence in today's culture.


Intersectional Freedom: Rehabilitating Victims Of Human Trafficking, Nathalia Weston 2021 Kennesaw State University

Intersectional Freedom: Rehabilitating Victims Of Human Trafficking, Nathalia Weston

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

Atlanta, Georgia is associated with being the home of CNN, The Atlanta Falcons, and Coca-Cola, but it is also one of the largest hubs for human trafficking in the United States. Every month, 7,200 men purchase sex from a minor, accounting for more than 8,000 sex acts. According to the United States Department of Justice, human trafficking is defined as the illegal act of recruiting, harboring, transporting, obtaining, or providing a person and especially a minor for sex. The 100 billion dollar industry has trapped and permanently altered the lives of nearly 5 million women and children around ...


Surmounting Disembodiment: Architecture And Suicide Prevention, Jack McGeehan 2021 Kennesaw State University

Surmounting Disembodiment: Architecture And Suicide Prevention, Jack Mcgeehan

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

Suicide is currently the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, more than double the number of homicide deaths. This thesis questions how architects can design more appropriately for people who are at risk for suicide in the United States. While suicide is individualistic and varies from person to person, there are consistencies that can serve as a basis for mitigating the problem and building an infrastructure for the solution. This thesis begins by examining four key cohorts that are typically high risk in the United States; veterans, the elderly, the homeless, and youths. It examines the behavioral ...


Preemption: Using Design To Enhance Student Safety And Promote Student Wellness, Tobias Lewis 2021 Kennesaw State University

Preemption: Using Design To Enhance Student Safety And Promote Student Wellness, Tobias Lewis

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

On February 14th, 2014 we witnessed one of the most horrific tragedies in American history.16 year old Nikolas Cruz walked freely through the doors of Stoneman Douglas High school, armed with an AR-15 semi- automatic rifle, and ruthlessly shot 34 and killed 17 individuals. This including 3 teachers and 14 students. In the past 10 years there have been at least 239 School shootings nationwide. Of those shootings, 438 were shot, and 138 were killed. Being appalled by these number I began to ask myself why? Why so many?. Some statistics have linked school shootings with the mental trauma ...


Adaptive Stadium_ A Microcosm In Understanding The Identity Of Brasilia, john rolon 2021 Kennesaw State University

Adaptive Stadium_ A Microcosm In Understanding The Identity Of Brasilia, John Rolon

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

This thesis addresses the issue of readapting the National Mané Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia with the intent to start a dialog on what identity and culture mean and how its represented in terms of a city using Brasilia. My proposal focuses in on the interrogation of the past theory and practices that influenced the concepts and foundation of the city and blending in modern day cultural ideas and influences. The main idea in choosing to re-adapt the stadium is because of its history of abandonment in which in 2 periods in history where it reached a point were it was ...


Understanding Time, Cost, Quality, And Risk Trade-Off In Construction Projects Through A Review Of Literature & Survey Distribution, Aalaa Mohammed 2021 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Understanding Time, Cost, Quality, And Risk Trade-Off In Construction Projects Through A Review Of Literature & Survey Distribution, Aalaa Mohammed

Publications and Research

In the construction industry, projects consist of many different variables that affect successful completion. These variables may be scope, cost, time, quality, risk management and assessment, and more. Although all factors affect various construction projects differently, the three main variables that often result in a need for a trade-off decision are cost, quality, and time. Often referred to as the “Iron Triangle” or the “Triple Constraint”, many times owners and project managers are put under the pressure of having to choose two out of the three variables. If the project is cheap, it cannot be completed quickly and be of ...


Electronic Document Exchange And Digitization Of The Attestation Process Related To Scientific Degrees, H. Zaynidinov, O.. Makhmanov, F. Latifov 2021 “Bulletin of TUIT: Management and Communication Technologies”

Electronic Document Exchange And Digitization Of The Attestation Process Related To Scientific Degrees, H. Zaynidinov, O.. Makhmanov, F. Latifov

Bulletin of TUIT: Management and Communication Technologies

The paper describes the development of the "Complex-analytical information system of scientific degrees" for electronic document exchange and digitization of the attestation process for scientific degrees in the field of attestation of highly qualified scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel, modules that make up the system, their functions, also information security of the system, requirements for functions performed by the system, client-server architecture of data processing in information system.


Regen Care: A Self-Sustainable, Urban-Scale Project That Promotes Healing Through Communal Support And Spatial Design, Fatama Mugbil 2021 Kennesaw State University

Regen Care: A Self-Sustainable, Urban-Scale Project That Promotes Healing Through Communal Support And Spatial Design, Fatama Mugbil

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

Nowadays, we rely mostly on hospitals to aid us or the medicine prescribed by our doctors to cure us. But, not everyone has that opportunity because not everyone can afford and/or access healthcare. And with poor health, there’s poor people, causing then the homeless people to become more vulnerable.

However, with the idea of healing by design, there can be a way to facilitate healing by using thoughtful environmental and spatial design strategies that can accommodate our wellbeing. Although every site has its own conditions, the same concept can be applied through different regions where our environment can ...


Aesthetics For The Uncanny In Architecture, Andres F. Villegas 2021 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Aesthetics For The Uncanny In Architecture, Andres F. Villegas

Theses from the M. Arch. Program

This thesis puts forth an aesthetic model that explores phenomenological effects of the architectural uncanny as a disruptor of an ever-becoming standardized architecture. Along with an increasing population, and the rapid digitazition of architecture, the Building Industry has seen a drastic demand for productivity and efficiency in construction.

This in turn, has led urban spaces to be synthesized into formulas and algorithms as repeating, automated recipes in the urban fabric.

The proposed aesthetic model will re-contextualize concepts of the architectural uncanny in our contemporary societal and urban fabric, as a response to a built environment that seems growingly dictated, arranged ...


White Noise Dark Ecology: Designing For The Soundscape, William Cox 2021 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

White Noise Dark Ecology: Designing For The Soundscape, William Cox

Theses from the M. Arch. Program

This thesis explores the intersection of architecture, sound, and ecology. It works through the methodology on how to modulate and produce soundscapes rich with various sound objects. It addresses questions on how designers can use the act of listening to engage with the soundscape. This exploration hopes to continue to find niches which create opportunities for new interactions between architecture and ecology through sound. This is all in a continued effort to engage in positive feedback loops between architecture and non-humans to actively break down the divide between the artificial and natural through sound and architecture by designing for the ...


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