Research, design, and other creative works from the School of Design, Architecture and Art. Includes: Architecture; Landscape Architecture, and Visual Arts. The school website may be found at https://www.ndsu.edu/sodaa/.

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  • Between the Currents: A Project that Brings Ecological Resiliency Through a Regional Park Destination in Georgetown, MN by Applying Principles of Network Connectivity, Aesthetics, and Modularity 

    Swenson, Thomas (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    In the Fargo-Moorhead Area, a project known as the FM diversion is being constructed to improve flood resiliency within the metro area. Looking to the outskirts of the metro area there are many rural communities that do ...
  • Drifting Intersections: A Campus for Inciting Collaboration 

    Rindy, Bennett (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    Collaboration among design professionals is a crucial component of a comprehensive design solution. The proximity of minds, each providing expertise and experiences unlike the others, produces an environment ripe for ...
  • New Touch Park 

    Mohamud, Abdirahman (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    My study is to answer the question how can landscapes themselves be interactive, could they be learning & teaching experiences? Can you learn actively from design? Could a landscape teach you a story of a people or a lesson? ...
  • Suburban Sequel: A Safer, Walkable Brooks Harbor Community 

    Lind, Haley (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    Brooks Harbor in West Fargo, North Dakota is a new development that expanded rapidly with the addition of family housing. Due to its sprawl like development pattern, an analysis is done to determine the status of ...
  • Of Land, Earth + Sea: A Re-Mastered Beach Resort 

    Lee, Sina (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    Beaches, resorts, and recreational activities serve as a main source of attraction for some cities across the world that reside next to large bodies of water. This often leads to cities becoming dependent on tourism for ...
  • On the Tides: A Resort Raising Awareness of Coral Reefs Through Environmental Intimacy and Accessible Exploration Off Hollywood, Florida's Coast 

    Kramer, Trey (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    Reef ecosystems around the world are facing threats from all sides. They see destruction and physical damage from careless people participating in destructive practices such as improper fishing, dredging, or even people ...
  • Fair Catch 

    Halverson, Kai (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    What seems to be the problem? The problem is nationwide- Minnesota is just late to the party. Our privilege of 10,000(+) lakes has led us to turn somewhat of a blind eye to stormwater management. This is especially true ...
  • Wildlife Wetland Park: Restoring Natural Habitat Through Stormwater Management & Public Recreation Along the FM Diversion 

    Delp, Sawyer (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    Urban stormwater runoff is at an increasing rate due to climate change causing harmful chemicals and pollutants to drain into rivers and bodies of water. These pollutants are extremely harmful to the environment destroying ...
  • Diverse Growth: Exploring Symbiotic Tree-Human Relationships in Landscape Ecosystems to Inspire Diversity in Urban Tree Plantings at Civic Center Park in Fargo, North Dakota 

    Ceason, Colin (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    Trees and humans have a symbiotic relationship, trees provide beauty, protection, and economic gains for humans and we take care of them to live fruitful lives. They can often have multiple humans or even animal caretakers ...
  • Manufactured Quality of Life: Planning for Equity, Environment and Community in a Rural Mobile Home Park 

    Brown, Abigayle (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    Over 20 million Americans reside in a mobile home park. The homes are hardly mobile and calling them a park is an exaggerated compliment. The automobile industry birthed the trailer that is now used as a permanent home. ...
  • The Preserve at Edgewood Golf Course 

    Arrayan, Alexander (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    Stormwater is expelled from the urban environment and treated as a greater product of waste. Excess watershed is rushed from the vast grey landscape we’ve built of impervious surfaces and below the surface through hundreds ...
  • For the Need 

    Walker, Amelia (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    Architecture is often thought of as a grand, expensive undertaking – one reserved only for the privileged and for those who can afford to build huge houses, breathtaking museums, and playthings for the rich. However, ...
  • Thinking Ahead: Preparing Young Minds for a Future World 

    Vogl, Alecia (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    Change occurs in a variety of ways. Sometimes overnight, sometimes silently over years. Consider the revolutions of the past forty years. Those in 2020 alone. Ponder the magnitude of changes our children will experience ...
  • Church of the New and the Old 

    Vogeler, Greta (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    Churches undoubtedly serve as an inspiration for many architects. Their emotional and physical presence to move people is undeniable. However, we can see a shift in their design and meaning through time. As the world ...
  • Intergenerational Urban Renewal 

    Utt, Christopher (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    Across the United States, there are cities and towns that have been crippled with rundown and abandoned buildings or lots around their downtown district. Often, nothing is done to fix this problem which leads to these ...
  • Elysian 

    Tyler, Brennan (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    Common methods of education in the United States have proven to meet the basic needs of academics for students over the last several decades. Most students leave high school with most of the necessary tools to enter the ...
  • Play and the Public Realm 

    Toquam, Gabriella (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    Play is what makes us human. Play provides new perspectives which are required. Play promotes relationship, of those close to us and those in public, both needed relationships. We are more connected than ever in the modern ...
  • Global Portal Through Architectural Experience 

    Thyen, Jeremiah (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    Traveling around the world is often an exclusive experience that is not possible for many people within our communities. It is important that everyone has an opportunity to see the world through a variety of experiences. ...
  • Computational Community: An Aggregation Based Modular Housing Development 

    Thomson, James III (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    How can computation and aggregation-based design tools be utilized in the creation of a modular housing development? Using existing computer modelling and computational programming tools, such as Rhinoceros and its plugin ...
  • Please Feel Invited: Children's Psychiatric Rehabilitation Using Salutogeneic Design 

    Taylor, Eva (North Dakota State University, 2022)
    Mental health is a state of psychological, emotional, and social wellbeing that can have a variety of difficulties that affect the daily function of a person. Mental illness is a persistent problem, with the most ...

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