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    • Homogenization/Fragmentation: Can Skateboarding Influence Big Box Design? 

      Flood, Ian (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2005-12)
      The city is a producer of two types; Homogenization (sameness) and Fragmentation (difference)! This dichotomy is a balance that must be struck to sustain a city’s cultural identity. Homogenization is something epitomized ...
    • Health and Healing Through Water 

      Ebner, Kevin (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2005-12)
      Despite technological and medical advances of recent centuries does water still have the capacity to effectively promote good health and healing naturally?
    • The Role of Retail Markets in Impoverished Neighborhoods 

      Barrett, Justin (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2005-12)
      By assessing the lifestyles and correlated purchasing habits of the poor, hopeful retail strategies emerge that explore how the insertion of new services into underprivileged areas can support the low-income minority groups ...
    • Industrialists dominate, agrarians accommodate 

      Bittner, Nicholas (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2005-12)
      Abstract: Agrarians painstakingly accommodate to the realities of life and death in the effort to husband the health and long-term productivity of the land. The buildings and landscapes erected by these like-minded ...
    • Exercise with a New Vision 

      DeLuca, Elizabeth (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2005-12)
      What is a more successful prototype for an exercise facility?
    • Shelter and the Homeless 

      Wasmer, Brienne (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2005-12)
      Architects have to ability to generate a new identity for the homeless because they can design a variety of shelters that promote and project individuality, self-sufficiency and dignity.
    • Marquette Climate & Sustainable Design Research 

      Landry, Cassandra (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2005-12)
      What sustainable building systems work in the harsh climate of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula?
    • Non-traditional Families and Their Architectural Needs 

      Freiberg, Kirstyn (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2005-12)
      Non-traditional families have a unique set of needs that are rarely addressed by their living environment. If we are going to start designing for these families we first need to understand who these families are, and ...
    • Museums in Modern Society 

      Heimdahl, Jon (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2005-12)
      Museums have strayed from their intended mission of preserving and displaying art into a tool for economic and corporate interests.
    • Are native desert plants appropriate for green roofs in Portland, Oregon? 

      Grabski, Manfred (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2005-12)
      Desert plants are well suited for green roofs in the Pacific Northwest.
    • Rails-to-Green rails: Green space is the future for rail stations and rail corridors 

      KiHyun, Kim (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2005-12)
      Green space is an alternative for rails.
    • Making Architecture, Making Community: The Pedagogy of an Urban “Rural Studio” 

      Feuerborn, Glen J. (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2005-12)
      An analysis of the feasibility of an urban architecture program that focuses on a community based design-build education. The pedagogy of the University of Auburn's "Rural Studio" is the precedence for this particular ...
    • Museums Vs. Non-Government Organizations: Learning from the Past While Making Changes for the Future 

      Jean von Bargen (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      Often times, museums and non-government organizations work towards the same goal, however use different methods. What can be accomplished when the two come together to reach their collective goals?
    • Global color palette 

      Jean von Bargen (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      Visual graphics are a tool to communicate, and even strengthen, our concepts. Choosing an appropriate color palette can begin to inform personal delivery methods and represent the topic under study.
    • Carto-logik 

      Kaehler, Douglas (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      Maps are powerful tools and have been misused throughout history. Today maps are becoming more egalitarian and approachable to the general public!
    • Culture Collide or Culture Coincide?: Background Interviews to Assess the Practicalities of a Hybrid Hostel/International House 

      Matthews, Andrea (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      Because my final graduate design project is to design a cooperatively-organized grass-roots hybrid hostel / International House, geared toward internationally-oriented people in the city of Portland, I wanted to find out ...
    • North of the Border: Conflict Within American Cities 

      Figgins, Jesse (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      Is culturally specific architecture appropriate in a non-native setting? Is this even the question to address in contemporary society? Perhaps the answer lies in not determining this answer, but rather by finding ways ...
    • Can an Idea Store with an added component of Outdoor Education be located in the Lents Community? 

      Petretti, Amanda (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      The Lents Town Center in Portland, Oregon necessitates a catalyst to effect change. In order to stimulate revitalization of this historic neighborhood, I propose a mixed-use development integrally tied to mass-transportation. ...
    • Site Analysis-1933 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon 

      Miller, Steven M. (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      An analysis of the site at 1933 West Burnside Street, Portland, Oregon and its feasibility as the location of a new public Mediatheque. The paper looks at the history, connection to transit, nearby neighborhoods, local ...
    • Recycled Building Material Palette 

      McLaughlin, David (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      Buildings consume enormous quantities of the Earth’s resources in their construction and operation, thus it is imperative that building materials are chosen which decrease the environmental burden as much as possible. ...