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  • Woods, Luke (2012-05-18)
    The contemporary suburban condition is not working for many different reasons. The architecture is prone to multiplication that is ignorant to local situations and climates. The ubiquitous big box, a large warehouse like ...
  • Wisniewski, Brian (2012-05-23)
    The immaterial is a story that narrates history, memory, experience, judgments and actions, expressed through tangible, material traces that define uniqueness. Craftsmen acutely sense and understand the immaterial realm. ...
  • Piper, Ross (2014-05-20)
    The goal with the Sun Tempered Communities throughout Detroit, starting with Core City is to create natural comfort and a connection with nature through architecture that engages the decomposing, blighted Detroit block in ...
  • Redigan, Molly (2016-04-29)
    How can architects design more meaningful and narrative spaces using architectural memory? This question is examined by applying the lens of surrealism to issues of the architectural memory. The lens of the surreal and ...
  • DiSchiavo, Kayla (2020-09-10)
    Surveillance + Voyeurism exploits the surveillant paradigm by promoting human agency through contemporary panoptic issues. Surveillance currently has a powerful, yet negative connotation behind it, leaving unnerving questions ...
  • Vitale, Ken (2012-05-21)
    I see architecture as a unifying element within society and when architecture is done right it “works”. I grew up in the 1960’s and saw how modern architecture became disjointed with society. Architecture became an ...
  • 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 ...
  • Symbiosis 
    Kintz, Kelly (2012-05-18)
    Natural characteristics can be defined as those that have come from the earth, are untouched and can develop on their own accord. Cultural characteristics can be described as something that has some of the same qualities ...
  • Horvath, Darryn (2014-05-20)
    This thesis is an exploration of the relationship between buildings and the materials they are made of. This thesis strives to bring this relationship to the forefront of the design process. The general use of materials ...
  • Raymond, Anne-Marie (2012-05-18)
    Abstract Symbiotic Existence is a condition which our lives depend upon. The air we breathe, sustains our existence. The food we eat, comes from the same shared existence. What about out material surrounds? The building ...
  • Kafer, Elijah (2012-05-18)
    “Cultural Landscapes” could be described as the manifestation of values as seen in the interactions between human beings and nature. Not all of these “interactions” can be accounted for physically, but those that are become ...
  • Kinnunen, John (2012-05-18)
    With the use of technology architects can break the pattern of the dangerous orthogonal building. Technology in architecture is starting to eliminate the fallacy that non-orthogonal buildings are too costly and too complex ...
  • Johansen, Hans (2012-05-18)
    In a landscape devoid of any predominant style or picturesque sight to orient one’s design toward, where bare necessity is the driving force for intervention, how do we arrive at a successful design solution? Architecture ...
  • Filipic, Jacob (2012-05-18)
    With the investigation of the tectonics of materials, primarily concrete and wood, this thesis begins to question and challenge the conventional uses and assemblies of these relatively common materials. The thesis begins ...
  • Curtin, John T (2012-05-21)
    With the ending of World War II and the attendant industrial conversion to peacetime production, Americans were treated to a number of household conveniences and appliances which promised to revolutionize their way of life. ...
  • Baer, Christopher (2012-05-18)
    The city of Detroit is in a transition point in its history; a shift from automotive and heavy machinery to new forms of technology and manufacturing. The sprawl outward has left the urban core barren with abandoned ...
  • Walsh, Mary (2014-05-22)
    Temporary structures have been around since mankind first existed. They fall under the premise of tents and shelters, places of ritual or meditation. Yet, with its long history, it is still up for debate whether or not ...
  • Jenkins, Nate (2012-05-24)
    This thesis is an exploration of how to alter the human perception of the underground, while blurring our orientation to the “Surface”. The general lack of sensitivity exercised for designing spaces below the surface has ...
  • Villarreal, Melissa (2013-06-13)
    This study intends to investigate design techniques that can be used in overlaying architectural structure to the program of a facility. The program consists of a center for women and children who are or have been affected ...
  • Chlopan, Renée (2012-05-18)
    What makes a city unique? What makes one place more distinguishable or desirable than the next? What about a city gives it identity or character? Is it the abundance of chain corporations, the efficiency of highway travel, ...

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