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Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection


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2013 2018

I devote my thesis to the practice of adaptive architecture and parametric design. The interactive and adaptive design would be my interest and my research thesis will be the process of exploring the architectural potentials of computer-programmed architectural design which interact with human beings. Start with the adaptive architectural theory of Neil Leach and Sou Fujimoto’s architectural theory of architecture type, I explore and test the possibilities with current tools. I did reseach on the current study and practice of adaptive and interactive architecture in 20 century. After a series of study and experiment, I decided to make the “mirror” ...

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Ju, Dewen, Diego, Garcia-Setien, Hejduk, Renata, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

As it currently stands, implementation of the bicycle into urban conditions is an afterthought. Cyclists face numerous safety concerns on a daily basis that are avoidable. Congestion within cities increases as available space within cities decreases. In addition, the energy and environmental crisis mandates the resolution of personal transportation methods. The opportunity for implementation of the bicycle is now, however the current infrastructure of the city of Tempe cannot sustain the bicyclist. Through the proposal of an architectural solution to the addition of the bicycle as a means of transportation in Tempe, this project aims to resolve the aforementioned issues ...

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Gulinson, Jacob Michael, Ryan, Mark, Hejduk, Renata, et al.
Created Date
2017-05

Promoted by the city to increase land values and provide jobs in the barrios of South Phoenix, industry became a force of massive disturbance along Buckeye Road, interrupting the residential scale with large industrial lots, many of which have been abandoned. However, latent in the landscape are remnants of better times in the vibrant gestures of everyday urbanism. Inspired by this palate of lively, idiosyncratic street designs—created out of necessity by people making-do—this project seeks to bring identity, value, and vitality to this challenging human environment. This project uses concepts and processes of disturbance ecology and ecological succession, specifically the ...

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Whitesides, Ashley Nicole, Petrucci, Darren, Hejduk, Renata, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

This thesis is a study of the potential of the contemporary Catholic church building in suburban Phoenix. The project seeks to develop a church that responds to the values of Pope Francis and to typical suburban development issues of modern cities. Through research, case studies, writing, and design, the project makes proposals about how our churches should be designed and built today and in the future.

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Duplantier, Rene Roy, Underhill, Michael, Hejduk, Renata, et al.
Created Date
2017-05

The institutionalized environments of government aid, void of architectural creativity, are regular sights in Native American communities. Meanwhile, the community falls victim to obesity, diabetes, addiction, and many other maladies. I believe that the design of a community's buildings can greatly affect the health of the community. This thesis focuses on the social aspects of design. How might we enhance the social capital of Native communities through the built environment?

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Valenzuela, Kristina Marie, Brandt, Beverly, Shraiky, James, et al.
Created Date
2014-12

Violence in schools occurs throughout America, prevalent to the point of daily happenstance. The epidemic of violence in our society is in sore need of healing efforts. Ending Bullying with Multiple Architectures focuses on the violence of bullying in young children and adolescents, in an effort to mitigate bullying at a critical age, before it transcends into their adult behavior. Bullying begins in elementary schools, a time when our minds are extremely impressionable and our behavioral habits take birth. Bullying may happen for a certain segment of a person’s life, but the effects transcend a person’s entire life. People who ...

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Raghani, Divya Nikita, Shraiky, James, Hejduk, Renata, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

In response to the modern discussion of secondary education reform, a design is proposed for a decentralized high school composed of hybridized learning centers which respond to a pedagogy of Resource Based Learning and appropriate the Valley Metro Light Rail Line as the site network. In pursuit of symbiotic public/private relationships, the project offers a broad avenue of access to a diverse array of students and resources. The working design ultimately visualizes a radical potential for the classroom of the 21st century.

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Lufkin, Angela Marie, Horton, Phil, Hejduk, Renata, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

Defines the concept of the arcology as conceived by architect Paolo Soleri. Arcology combines "architecture" and "ecology" and explores a visionary notion of a self-contained urban community that has agricultural, commercial, and residential facilities under one roof. Two real-world examples of these projects are explored: Arcosanti, AZ and Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Key aspects of the arcology that could be applied to an existing urban fabric are identified, such as urban design fostering social interaction, reduction of automobile dependency, and a development pattern that combats sprawl. Through interviews with local representatives, a holistic approach to applying arcology concepts to ...

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Spencer, Sarah Anne, Manuel-Navarrete, David, Salon, Deborah, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

While there is a growing desire for sustainable urban living, Downtown Phoenix remains a fragmented landscape with vacant land, underutilized areas, and a detrimental imbalance between commercial and residential uses. This project aims to fulfill this desire by connecting these landscapes to form a cohesive and ecologically viable urban fabric which will increase the well-being of people and natural systems through increased biodiversity, ecological awareness, and a greater occupation of the public sphere. Biophilic microdwelling communities, strategically inserted into Downtown Phoenix, can recover underutilized areas, create more urban housing, and introduce native species which will begin to transform vacant sites ...

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Kiefer, Ryan Thomas, Petrucci, Darren, Hejduk, Renata, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

Big Red Rooster is an national architecture and design firm. A comprehensive marketing analysis of Big Red Rooster (BRR) was completed. The company history was reviewed, along with its current strategies and goals for the future. The analysis contained the purpose of the marketing plan, a situation analysis, a SWOT analysis, marketing strategy and recommendations, and the marketing mix. Inclusive situation analysis was an examination of BRR itself, its customers, clients, competitors, the industry climate and its collaborators. The SWOT analysis investigated BRR’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, while the marketing strategy and recommendations describes Big Red Rooster’s segmentation, targeting ...

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Erickson, Daniel Patrick, Hutt, Michael, Ostrom, Amy, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.