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    • 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. ...
    • The Death Of the Nursing Home: Improving Senior Housing 

      LaFreniere, Sean (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      This paper will focus on the Christopher Alexander identified pattern: Old People Everywhere (ALEX). The rising tide of senior citizens, the implications of solitude on health and wellbeing, and the increasing cost ...
    • What is A Green Casino? 

      Stewart, Kelli (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      In Las Vegas, where the most abundant green resource is in the pockets of its users, a sustainable building is not a priority. However, in an uninhabitable ecoregion such as this, a fusion of green buildings with resort ...
    • Importance of Proximity to Urban Natural Areas 

      McLaughlin, David (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      People inherently desire to have some sort of interaction with the natural environment in all of its forms. This study intended to examine the role that proximity to natural areas has on people in the workplace, by performing ...
    • Examining the Digital Divide 

      Soens, Brannon (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      A research paper examining the deficiencies experienced by underprivileged people with regards to computing and access to the internet. Topics include income, race and education.
    • How is wine produced? 

      Nguyen, Trang T. (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      Wine making has been around for thousands of years and has been interpreted and molded into an art. There are five components, or steps to making wine: harvesting, crushing and pressing, fermentation, clarification, and ...
    • SITE ANALYSIS for The Democratized Archive. 

      Meyers, Daniel S. (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2006-12)
      This paper surveys the suitability of the site at 1720 SW Naito Parkway for the location of a new regional center for the humanities, including a rare books library. Important issues with regard to suitability include ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...