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    • 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 ...
    • The Future of Treasure Island 

      McGuirl, James Casey (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      The history and development of the Treasure Island Development Authority has lended its way to the values that are needed for the redevelopment of Treasure Island. All the way from the hands of the Federal Government, ...
    • Location, Location, Location: An Appropriate Location for a Community Art Center 

      Foote, Kathryn (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      They say location is everything. Well, what makes a good location? This work examines the aspects of a neighborhood that make it suitable for a community art center. Factors such as demographics, need, and expressed ...
    • A Marketplace Matrix: Evaluating Values to Achieve Cultural Integration 

      McDonald, Brooks (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      A values matrix is a valuable tool in defining an architectural problem. Here, such a matrix is used to influence programming and architectural decisions for the design of the Kreutzberg Marketplace in Berlin which emphasizes ...
    • The Anatomy of a Developing New City: Finding a Home for the New American Dream in Damascus, Oregon 

      Daily, Keith (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      The expansion of Portland's Urban Growth Boundary in 2002 ignited a change to Oregon's rural landscape. Incorporated into a city in November of 2004, the City of Damascus was a major piece of that growth expansion. From ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Program Research Exhibit: Can the Centennial Mills Framework Plan Serve as a Structure for Integrating Cities and Nature? 

      Jean von Bargen (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      The Centennial Mills Framework Plan outlines how the City of Portland views the relationship between the urban Centennial Mills site and the nature surrounding it. While the plan begins to offer a strong environmental ...
    • Civic + Industrial: Success? Failure? 

      Goodmonson, Greer A. (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      Civic use areas and industrial areas are typically physically separated in the city. What happens when these two uses intimately mix? Looking at specific examples where civic use occurs in a predominately industrial area, ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Influence of Community Structure in American Cities 

      Jean von Bargen (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      As American cities continue to develop over the course of the 21st century, suburban growth will either keep sprawling, or we will invert our development efforts and face the growing pains. With over half of humanity ...
    • High Speed Ground Transportation for North America 

      Jean von Bargen (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      An argument for the creation of high speed ground transportation in the United States, based partly on a European model of high speed rail development. Examines historic, environmental, social and economical factors in ...
    • Healing Spaces: Nature and the Spa 

      Anonymous (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      Healing spaces can be achieved by various methods to enhance and promote health and well being in connection with not only healthcare facilities but a hydrotherapy spa resort as well. By providing holistic methods for ...
    • Marine Mammal Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release Programs 

      White, Tommy (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      For those of us captivated by the power of the sea, marine mammals emerge as a natural focus of attention in curtailing the daily impact of mankind. This negative impact that humans have on the marine ecosystem is ...
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • Repairing Superfund Sites: Remedial Action and Reuse Assessment at McCormick & Baxter Creosoting Company 

      Hill, Sienna G. (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      An investigation into the processes and time spans required to convert the industrially contaminated McCormick & Baxter site in Portland into a viable site for a public building. The cleanup, sponsored by the EPA's Superfund ...
    • Program Research Exhibit - Precedent Study 

      Jean von Bargen (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      A precedent study can reveal successful (or unsuccessful) examples of what has been built in the past to help guide what will be built in the future. This analysis covers three international relief agencies' uniqueness ...