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  • Breaking The Mold 

    Sullivan, Dylan (2017)
    Since the beginning of time, mankind has maintained a profound connection with their physical fitness and the World around them. However, modern day practices are distrupting these formerly innate behaviors. The lethargic ...
  • Together Belize 

    Neururer, Dylan (2017)
    Developing countries are at times plagued by natural disasters, struggling economies, and inadequate housing. Many times other nations send support such as food, workers and/or supplies. Although this aid is sent with good ...
  • Bully Free 

    Fyre, David (2017)
    A school is not just an educational institution; it’s a place where students build their identity. While attending school, students grow in many ways. Throughout the school experience, students will grow emotionally, ...
  • Connected by Nature 

    Smith, Emerson (2017)
    As human development increasingly puts pressure on the natural environment, research into how to mitigate damage will be more vital than ever. Despite this, society chooses to ignore the advice of experts and disregard the ...
  • Industrial Transparency: Bridging Environments Through Recognition of Industrial Process 

    Wentworth, Kristine (2017)
    Industrial buildings are all too often forgotten in the world of design and urban planning. Pockets of industry buildings break up well design urban neighborhoods with their large, monolithic walls, usually set back from ...
  • Precarious Landscapes: Valparaiso's Earthquake Research Center and Memorial Museum 

    Jara, Natalia (2017)
    The relationship of humans and nature has changed over time due to the advancement of technology and science, which has led us to believe that everything in the world can be somehow explained and controlled. However, a ...
  • TriPeaks Montessori 

    Jansen, Alexander (2017)
    Blending architecture with landscape is not a new feature in design. For the Montessori schooling system, directly relating the natural world into the school’s methods of teaching is crucial for the development of the ...
  • Healing Pathways: A Journey to Completely Healing 

    Eversman, Nathan (2017)
    Technology has impacted the human perception of health through monumental advancements, but the process of healing has been diminished to where the sole focus of health care has become “to resolve” instead of “to heal”. ...
  • A Threshold for the Homeless: Between the Smooth and the Striated 

    Severson, Emily (2017)
    In today’s society the homeless are often marginalized because they do not fit the normalized idea of sedentary dwelling in post-industrial societies. This leads to a misunderstanding of the motivations and personal values ...
  • Urban Thaw: Encouraging Human Connection within a Winter City 

    Foss, Austin (2017)
    What makes urban life possible is human interaction. Without it, cities would not thrive. It has become increasingly easier for residents of cities to stay indoors and neglect the environment and people around them. In ...
  • Listen: A Sensory Experience 

    Hatcher, Allison (2017)
    This thesis project uses interpretive and evaluative research methods to examine how best to bring two social circles together through intentional design, education, and immersion. The project is a design proposal for a ...
  • Minimalism, Technology and Opportunity: Developing a New Olympic Prototype 

    Wimaladharma, Ishanka (2017)
    It is very important as designers to make design decisions that not only effect and create results for the immediate, current situation at hand, but it is also our responsibility to create and design with the intention of ...
  • Art and Architecture 

    Maas, Richard (2017)
    This thesis examines the relationship between art and society through the lens of history. As a critique to the institution of art, the museum will confront its patrons with a distinctive experience as to what art is. ...
  • Prytaneion Rediscovered: The Contiguity of Cultural Fragments 

    Highley, Joshua (2017)
    The project explores the relationship knowledge plays in the development of communities today. By defining a space in the downtown area of St Paul, Minnesota dedicated to the exploration of cultural and historic fragments, ...
  • Horizons - Bridging the Finite and Infinite to Rekindle Mankind's Cosmic Affinity 

    Warner, Aaron (2017)
    Since its dawn, mankind’s revolutionary inventions have drastically influenced culture, redfining standing standards and practices for the sake of progress. The 21st century is just beginning, with many major technological ...
  • Echo: Elemental Architecture as a Method of Cleansing Freshwater in the Wake of Industrialization 

    Iliff, Kara (2017)
    Existing as a force powerful enough to shape the face of the earth, yet delicate enough to sustain the life within our bodies, water is an element with which humans have continuously sought balance. Water has eternally ...
  • Viscera(l): Catharsis and the Treatment of Chronic Illness 

    Berens, Gretta (2017)
    Chronic disease represents the most extreme case of illness simply because it cannot be taken away. Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) has remained primarily invisible from society, forcing its 5 million patients to fluctuate ...
  • Rekindling Refugees 

    Pardo, Paolo (2017)
    This Thesis is a social housing project for refugees from recent conflicts in the middle east and aims to provide a good standard of living compared to what is usually available to refugees. There will be millions of people ...
  • Restoring Veterans Through Companionship: The Study between Rural and Urban Context 

    Haack, Jacob (2017)
    How does design differentiate between rural and urban sites? If the parameters are set and the same program is used for each, which context will be more successful? This thesis focuses on two issues that affect the ...
  • The Recovery of St. James: The Journey to Wholeness for the Broken and Addicted 

    Harms, Diedrich (2017)
    In the City of Butte, Montana, a rough and economically depressed area, the first hospital of the region now sits in ruin. The Old St. James Hospital will be taken from its current damaged state and transformed into a ...

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