University of Detroit Mercy Dissertation, Thesis, and Student Project Collections

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University of Detroit Mercy Dissertation, Thesis, and Student Project Collections


The University of Detroit Mercy Libraries/Instructional Design Studio present these bachelors theses, masters theses, and doctoral dissertations as fulfillment of students' requirements for graduation. This set of collections also includes student projects, including capstones and other creative and academic student work. The documents reflect the research, analysis, creative interpretation, and writing of the respective students. The University of Detroit Mercy accepts these theses as the original work of each student without endorsement of any specific theories, themes, architecture structure or creative interpretation.

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  • Jones, Donzetta; Krystyniak, J. Paul; Bihun, Matthew (2017-10-27)
    This Capstone Project proposes a strategy for reopening Belle Isle Aquarium with the goal of creating both an economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable facility and public space, Belle Isle.
  • Ghaly, Nouran (2017-10-27)
    This thesis attempts to investigate ways of using sustainable architecture for a desert climate like Saudi Arabia to achieve better levels of energy efficiency by incorporating traditional values and considerations that ...
  • Theut, Jacob (2017-06-16)
    Our world is wide, moving, connected—a world among many other worlds. When we head out for these alien territories, physical or cognitive, what we are doing foremost is throwing ourselves into the unknown. What is the ...
  • Barakat, Rafa (2017-06-16)
    The past few years have had a global refugee crisis. Historical events have proven to produce more refugees than the current disasters. So why are we facing the most overwhelming refugee crisis today? It is because most ...
  • Rathwell, Zachary (2017-06-16)
    Introduction It is generally accepted throughout any design school that the process of critique generates ideas around the topic being analyzed. While ideas may not be directly derived from the critique itself, this type ...

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