Recent Submissions

  • Welcome Strangers: Designing a Sense of Belonging 

    Watson, Sarah Lynn; Watson, Sarah Lynn (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    As people from cultures around the world come to the United States to resettle they are faced with many difficulties, one of them being the sense of belonging. Starting the process of integration, immigrants are faced with ...
  • St. Michael Speedway & Resort 

    Stokke, Austin R.; Stokke, Austin R. (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    Raceways are uncommonly thought of as a public amenity and even more uncommonly thought of as a public health solution. Although this may be an incorrect implication. For instance, race tracks could serve as an outlet for ...
  • Mid-America Republic: A New Platform for Idea Sharing 

    Steinmann, Joseph; Steinmann, Joseph (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    Civic Architecture’s intent is to bring the people of its city together for common interests. Today, cities are growing at such an exponential rate that Civic Architecture is often overlooked. Many public buildings built ...
  • Re-imagining RFK: Using DC's Captive Audience as a Revenue-Driven Incentive for a Privately-Funded Stadium 

    Scott, Jacob; Scott, Jacob (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    NFL stadiums are expensive, consume tremendous amounts of land and materials, and oftentimes require a significant amount of taxpayer funding. Additionally, outside of the ten to twelve football games held per year, ...
  • Empowerment through Architecture: Designing Refugee Habitats to Empower Rohingya Refugees in Kutupalong, Bangladesh 

    Salmela, Laura; Salmela, Laura (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 602,400 Rohingya refugees reside in the Kutupalong-Balukhali Expansion Site. Located along the coast of south eastern Bangladesh, the camp has become a haven ...
  • Mind in the External: A Rehabilitation Facility for the Clinically Depressed 

    Rummel, Hannah E.; Rummel, Hannah E. (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    Recent studies in neuroscience suggest that our minds are actually projected into the outside world and the outside into our minds. By mixing this new knowledge with philosophy, research has shown that our built environment ...
  • Intimate Encounters: Transportation as Theatre in Toronto's Underground 

    Rolfes, Shaun; Rolfes, Shaun (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    The accidental eye contact, the casual nudge of the thigh, and the slight smell of sweat, subway systems are multi-sensory experiences that are unique to every city. Subways are daunting and anxious spaces. Being forced ...
  • Panopticism: The Socialization of Urban Dwellers in Public Design 

    Qualley, Riley; Qualley, Riley (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    Public spaces in a number of large metros are often active during the work day but by night fill with criminals and the destitute. Accompanying the night brings crimes such as violence and vandalism. Through a thoughtful ...
  • Economically Remodeled Warehouse: The Use of Passive and Sustainable Systems to Repurpose an Abandoned Car Manufacturing Plant 

    Olstad, Emilee; Olstad, Emilee (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    Sustainable and passive design can be used to remodel an industrial site, while preserving historical context and creating a productive mixed-use space. This thesis project will take an existing abandoned automobile ...
  • Building the Nest: Designing for Veteran Healing 

    Noe, Victoria; Noe, Victoria (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    The Eagle's Healing Nest, located in Sauk Centre, MN, serves as a refuge for veterans and active duty members where they receive the support and assistance they need. Coming from all over the country, veterans migrate to ...
  • Healing and Gathering Centers 

    Hawley, Meaghan; Hawley, Meaghan (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    This thesis proposes to create a place of sanctuary and gathering for Native American individuals and communities - a place for memorial, healing, and prayer concerning loss and/or trauma as well as a hearth for families ...
  • ̶d̶̶i̶̶s̶ Abled: A Salutogenic Approach to Design for the Enhancement of the ADA Design Standards in the Built Environment for the Positive Impact on Mental Health of its Inhabitants 

    Mueller, Amy; Mueller, Amy (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    Physical and mental health encompass the overall well-being of a person. However, people seem to immediately observe the physical health of others in society while the concept of “mental health” is left unspoken. The very ...
  • Park City Manhatten 

    McLaughlin, Augustin; McLaughlin, Augustin (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    Park City Manhattan is mixed-used urban development located on the East River in the New York Borough of Manhattan. Surrounded by the densely packed concrete jungle of Midtown, Park City is a project that takes an alternative ...
  • The Gathering Garden: Bringing Warmth to Fargo's Frigid Winters 

    Marsh, Rachel; Marsh, Rachel (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    Fargo’s rapidly improving downtown community life has one large, seven-month-long problem: winter. During the frigid winter, the public life of Fargo’s downtown comes to a halt. Thus, this research began with the goal of ...
  • Architecture and the Literary Imagination: T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land Reinterpreted as Reading and Pedagogical Space 

    Lee, Whitney; Lee, Whitney (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    "And I will show you something different from either / Your shadow at morning striding behind you / Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you" (The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot). How can architecture, together with poetic ...
  • Harmony & Design: Representing Music in Architecture 

    Lakeman, Makayla; Lakeman, Makayla (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    The ability to play an instrument has been proven through numerous studies to improve executive functions and set students up for academic and future workplace success (Nadine Gaab, Ph.D.) however many students find music ...
  • Ruins of Alvira: Living Cemetery of Unborn Traces 

    Kilzer, Ashley; Kilzer, Ashley (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    Is there a reversibility in the representation of death as a representation of life? We as humans cannot escape the trajectory of death. From ancient to modern times, loss has remained inevitable, but the experience of ...
  • Regenerative Architecture: Making Nature an Equal Partner in Design 

    Jewison, Zachary; Jewison, Zachary (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    The current example in the field of architecture today is one of degeneration and obsolete building technologies. Regenerative architecture is the practice of engaging the natural world as the medium for, and producer of ...
  • MSCTC Redesign: Bringing Higher Education into the 21st Century 

    Jaeger, James Scott; Jaeger, James Scott (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    Colleges and universities are uniquely important to our future as a society as they harbor and cultivate the minds of the future generations of leaders. It’s extremely important for these spaces to cater to learning and ...
  • Haven + Nomad40 

    Holzer, Cindy; Holzer, Cindy (North Dakota State University, 2019)
    The modern day individual has lost connection with their environment by putting up a metaphorical and literal wall. By re-structuring the way in which we design vertical communities we have the potential to develop a system ...

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