Recent Submissions

  • Space Sky Earth: Weather Learning Museum and Research Center 

    Gutowski, Benjamin (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    A rainstorm now and again can be a calming experience. With our climate changing and a focus on more sustainable built projects, we can only wonder if it is enough to help offset the carbon footprint that architects ...
  • Building Blocks: Re-framing Urban Inestment and Community Health Through Equitable Empowerment 

    Derf, Benjamin (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    The modern city is failing at embracing the value of difference and common ground is fading. The implicit effects of urban policy are dividing cities and putting their most marginalized communities in an even more ...
  • Public Memory and Forgetting: Making Visible the Invisibility of Loss in the San Francisco AIDS Pandemic 

    Norby, Beau (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    It is well known that we depend on our memory for our individual and collective sense of identity, meaning, and purpose. We assign significance to past, present, and future events through inter-subjective and ordered ...
  • The Materiality of Time and Water: An Emotional and Cognitive Reinvigoration of Sustainability on the Edge of the California Coast 

    Cochrane, Bailey (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    Ancient man had a full-bodied integration into the divinity of the earth that we have displaced in our modern age. We have become subjects of the technological advancements of today and as a result are tasked with ...
  • Getting Old: A Design Solution to Improve Mental Health Post Retirement 

    Buschke, Bailey (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    Individuals 65 years and older are struggling with the alarmingly high suicide rates among their peers. This is often caused by the sudden lack of purpose following retirement. Designing for community involvement while ...
  • Centennial High: A School for Hope and Growth 

    Teuber, Augustina (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    In this paper, high school design is evaluated in order to better support the mental health of its occupants. The alarming rise in anxiety, depression, and violence among youth over the past few decades demonstrates the ...
  • Simple Nurture: Weaving Motherhood and Community 

    Argenziano, Anne (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    There are community centers in nearly every city that are used to some extent. Some are good and some are bad. In most cases, the existence of a community is a prerequisite for the construction of a community center. ...
  • Safe Harbor: Recontextualizing Architectural Design to Engage Society in Combating Human Trafficking 

    Stroh, Anna (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    As one of the fastest growing and most lucrative criminal enterprises, human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to lure victims into labor or commercial sexual exploitation. Minnesota faces widespread ...
  • Healing the Invisible 

    Luschen, Amy (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    Every day, the environments that surround are constantly impacting who we are and how we feel. Unfortunately, the power that we hold as designers is often overlooked, especially in the fields of healthcare and healing. ...
  • Housing for All 

    Hill, Amanda (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    What effect does sustainability and design consideration have on affordable housing? This thesis investigates affordable housing and how sustainable design can make it more economical. There is a lack of design that goes ...
  • Wasted Space: Reimagining and Repurposing Spaces 

    Hermanson, Alixandra (North Dakota State University, 2021)
    Cities throughout the world have developed urban landscapes sprawling with buildings of various uses, green spaces linking neighborhoods and networks of transportation systems. Some areas within these types of cities have ...
  • The Psyche of a Building: An Exploration of how Buildings Relate to the Human Psyche Through a Renovated Farmstead 

    Kingston, Veronica (North Dakota State University, 2020)
    Farmsteads have been steady reminders of how this country got its start. Hard work, family, faith, and community were all aspects of farm life. Each home was built with the help of neighbors, children learned how to do ...
  • Growth Management Strategies for Downtown Development Focusing on Affordable Housing 

    McNutt, Tyler (North Dakota State University, 2020)
    With an ever-growing world population, our cities, along with communities have continued to grow. The population in Kansas City Missouri, and the surrounding metropolitan area has increased each year. In 2018 the population ...
  • Architecture that Transforms History: Reframing the Birth Place of the Atomic Bomb for a More Critical Future 

    Gefroh, Tyler (North Dakota State University, 2020)
    Can architecture serve as a critical reminder to our present and future societies of the horrific potential of mass destruction? Throughout history human beings have consistently engaged themselves in the act of ...
  • Bringing the Rave out of the Cave 

    Bren, Travis (North Dakota State University, 2020)
    By examing the types of space raves inhabited, from the anarchist grass-root orgins of the urban undergrounds to the vast landscapes of commodified festivals of today, I question: what would the ideal 21st century rave ...
  • Dynamic Modularity: A New Approach to Off-site Construction 

    Aspelund, Thomas (North Dakota State University, 2020)
    The goal of this thesis project is to examine the several possible ways that a single-family residence can be built using various forms of off-site construction in order to determine which methods are the most suitable. ...
  • Healing with Colors 

    Garcia, Sydney (North Dakota State University, 2020)
    This study focuses on the relationship between color frequency and healing the human body. There is evidence that color has been implemented as a healing process through therapy, dating back to thousands of years ago. I ...
  • rEACH Central Ground Pet Healthcare Facility 

    Hazelett, Sarah (North Dakota State University, 2020)
    Animals have been beside humans for centuries, throughout the time we have tried to understand and domesticate all sorts of animals. There are many benefits to having pets in our lives, including a happier and healthier ...
  • Reintigration Through Architecture: Using Architectural Elements to Support the Process of Reintegration for Survivors of Human Trafficking 

    Omberg, Paige (North Dakota State University, 2020)
    The project typology is transitional social housing for victims of human trafficking. Can a designer focus on location and connection to nature to best support and acknowledge the challenges faced in the process of ...
  • Transcultural Education: Building Understanding through Architecture 

    Mack, Olivia (North Dakota State University, 2020)
    Architecture has the innate ability to control the environment in which it creates, so it presents itself as a tool for creating desired outcomes. This desired outcome is the change of social climate through Transcultural ...

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