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    • A Place for lace 

      Weaver, Heather (North Dakota State University, 2014)
      This thesis explores the question, “How can the digital, mechanized world of today, help keep the tradition of handcrafted Belgian lace alive?” The typology for the examination of this problem is a museum/learning center ...
    • Place of Origin: Searching for a Current Vernacular for the St. Croix River Valley 

      Schommer, Daniel (North Dakota State University, 2012)
      Cultures entrench themselves in the environment. Their histories are defined by it and their people are at one with it. Current architecture at times is so universally tuned out of unique regional qualities that it begs ...
    • Plug it in: A perpetual living system 

      Nelson, Christopher (North Dakota State University, 2012)
      Plug it in explores the question -- are the principles and guidelines of modularity sufficient to accommodate a community and yield a city. The problem will be expressed by the design of a mixed-use potential building with ...
    • PODs and MODs : Modularity as a Response to the Skills Gap 

      Cristy, Joshua Kyle (North Dakota State University, 2018)
      PODs & MODs focuses on vocational trades schools, design build programs, entrepreuneurial maker space startups, modular shipping container builders and the manufacturing industry to investigate the issues companies are ...
    • Precarious Landscapes: Valparaiso's Earthquake Research Center and Memorial Museum 

      Jara, Natalia (North Dakota State University, 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 ...
    • Preserving our History 

      Cremer, Danielle (North Dakota State University, 2012)
      This project, Preserving our History, focuses on the integration of green design strategies, energy efficient design and historical preservation for the purpose of restoring neighborhoods within our city limits. Historic ...
    • Preventative Approach 

      Johnson, Justin (North Dakota State University, 2011)
      This thesis examines and researches a preventative approach toward the present mental healthcare practice. The current mental healthcare system focuses on a curative instead of a preventative approach. This current treatment ...
    • Processing Lines: Evoking a Critical Consciousness In the Production of Architectural Representation 

      Dawson, Mike (North Dakota State University, 2012)
      The intention of this thesis is to explore ways in which the emphasis placed on hyper-realistic depictions of reality influence the architects true understanding of the built reality in which he or she lives. The architecture, ...
    • Productive Reintegration 

      Janshen, Brandon (North Dakota State University, 2011)
      This project will re-address the traditional function of the ‘halfway house’ and focus on how this transitional period can benefit both local communities and felons during their pre-release stage of reintegration. The ...
    • Prytaneion Rediscovered: The Contiguity of Cultural Fragments 

      Highley, Joshua (North Dakota State University, 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Psychological Impact of Architectural Design 

      Bordwell, Jenna (North Dakota State University, 2020)
      The theory of this thesis is to consider the relationship between the built environment and its psychological impact. The average person spends about 80-90% of their time indoors. Space, colors, aesthetics, materials, ...
    • 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 ...
    • QUARRY INQUIRIES : resistance in material, method and measure 

      Raisanen, Troy Jared (North Dakota State University, 2015)
      How does the methodology for constructing site information influence architectural design? This thesis is an investigative proposal for an Environmental and Cultural Interpretation Center for Quarry Park and Nature Reserve. ...
    • Radiant Future: Dwelling, Pruitt Igoe, and the Imprint of Communist Architecture 

      Darling, Robert (North Dakota State University, 2017)
      This project seeks to solve the issue of public housing that America is facing in the present day. This housing sector is in crisis, and needs a renewed emphasis on quality and regard for human dignity, as well as an ...
    • Re-imagining RFK: Using DC's Captive Audience as a Revenue-Driven Incentive for a Privately-Funded Stadium 

      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, ...
    • [re]DUX : adaptive architecture, [re]use & mixed use 

      Horntvedt, Rachel (North Dakota State University, 2011)
      This thesis examines the implications a building’s history/past has on its future development. It is guided by the idea that some structures are more capable than others in making the transition from one function ...
    • 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 ...
    • READesign 

      Thomsen, Ryan (North Dakota State University, 2013)
      This thesis, READesign: Architecture that promotes knowledge, will focus on an investigation of the question, how can architecture enhance education and learning. The typology for this examination will be a mixture between ...
    • ReArrange: Making Space Transform 

      Makis, Amanda (North Dakota State University, 2010)
      This thesis explores the question of how kinetic architecture can promote learning in the general public. The typology that is being examined is a kinetic laboratory. The Theoretical Premise /Unifying Idea guiding research ...