This series contains theses written by graduate students in the Department of Architecture.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Monuments of mobility: A comparative study in adaptive reuse of Washington, D.C.'s Union Station and Kansas City's Union Station, Michael Preston Carson

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Returning to the earth, Daniel Morley

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Technology experience: Postsecondary education exploration by non-native English-speaking immigrant parent, Emmanuel K. Saka

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Interdisciplinary research into architecture and music: An evaluation of acoustic performance of a selection of spaces and of materials, Boram Kim

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Design and development of cellulose based composites for the built environment, Melvin Glenn Veigas

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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A sustainable campus for the higher education institutions in the U.S., Md Imtiajul Alam

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Work-Homes, Satya Charan Ganesuni

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Adapting vernacular strategies for the design of an energy efficient residential building in a hot and arid climate: City of Yazd, Iran, Farzad Hashemi

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Exploring the complex development of a mobile research lab for the design of built environments, Evan Michael Jeanblanc

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Architecture of care in the urban public space: A philosophical inquiry in ‘Ethics of care’ to inform the nature of the urban public space, Rucha Vivek Newalkar

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Rural revitalization throughout the midwest: Preserving our past to create a sustainable future, Mackenzie Rebekka Waddell

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Boundaries and political agency of Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, Zeinab Amiri

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Place-bo-burbi-agri-culture to Place-ive-ianure Methods for place making: Increasing value with representation, Clark Andrew Colby

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The pursuit of happiness: the shifting narrative of suburbia and the American Dream, Kristen Ann Greteman

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Financial Incentives and the Adaptive Reuse of Historic Interiors: Three Case Studies from Iowa, Chunyao Liu

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Architecture and place: a critical look at how they interact and influence each other through definition, creation, and representation, Elizabeth Kief

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Expanding the role of design: developing holistic food systems, Jasmine Singh

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IGATY: an archetype-based interactive generative abstraction system focusing on museum interior archetypes, Joori Suh

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Expanding architectural practice to advance social justice: Social architecture creates equitable shelter, Hannah Rosenthal

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Zoning and designing for affordability using modular housing, Joseph Terry Cartwright

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Traditional building materials and the sustainability of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College design, Riley Christopher-gallagher

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Sustainability Strategy for Wudalianchi, China, Jingfen Guo

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Becoming Peggy, Kristina Emily Hauri

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Developing strategies for sustainable residential building design: Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Nepal, Gaurav Kumar Tuladhar

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The reduction of waste and promotion of user autonomy in architecture through the design and application of adaptable systems, Brian Burnell Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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An examination of information needed when purchasing a home in a historic district, Betsey Nicole French

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Developing parameters of design for an urban context and demonstrating them as a future design model, Jigar Abhay Gandhi

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Chawls: Analysis of a middle class housing type in Mumbai, India, Priyanka N. Karandikar

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Spatial transformations in Mercedes (Uruguay): representation of industrial agriculture growth and informal settlements., Maria Silvina Lopez Barrera

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Dealing with rapid development: Creation of the informal urban economy and gecekondu housing in Istanbul, Gizem Akdogan

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Propelling design evolution: using a scientifically driven design process to incrementally advance architecture, Robert Thaddeus Gassman

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Big women, Danielle Christa Hermann

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Green buildings: defining sustainable construction materials in Thailand, Pimsiri Thovichit

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Looking for Usonia: preserving Frank Lloyd Wright's post-1935 residential designs as generators of cultural landscapes, William Randall Brown

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Prefab and parasitic architecture : architectural solution of the future city crisis (with case-study design projects), Bosuk Hur

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Foundation of design based on material research and craftsmanship, Velimir Manjulov

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Form, space and spiritual enrichment: a Chinese Community Center in Des Moines, Zhongkai Chen

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In the mood for love, Suzhou He Film Studio, Bar: Shanghai Tongzhi community, Junfeng Ding

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Bad haBITs : on the propagation of coverture for Renaissance Venetian noblewomen, Carissa Ann Gavin

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Spatial separation in scientific laboratory design: A design for a chemistry and biology laboratory building on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, Darlene Alberta Gluck

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Place setting: architect as cultural inclusionist, Peter P. Goché

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Contextual materiality: the Jewell Golf and Country Club project, JaDee Jean Goehring

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A temporary ferry terminal with green consciousness: a sustainable design, Liang Hu

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The Gress Project: a threshold thesis, Adam Bradley Jonas

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Feasibility study of collaborative design-build curriculum, Ryan Christopher Kranz

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The relationship between architecture and the environment while applying Jacque Derrida's idea of binary opposition, Macy Man-Sai Leung

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An analysis of sustainable design integration: design/build of the Jewell Golf Clubhouse/Community Center, Brent Mark Sevcik

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The evolution of design-build at Iowa State University, Meredith White

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Toward complexity: participatory design out of disorder, Rachel Beth Williams

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A design for computer museum on campus, Qingqing Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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An intervention in Story City, Iowa, Brian Watson Buttery

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Visual continuity and historic integrity: a case study of the historic courthouse square in Adel, IA, Jeffrey R. Dolan

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Head House and Sac House adaptive reuse: St. Paul Farmer's Market and Restaurant, Brooke Suzanne Jacobson

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Architecture of tolerance/intolerance, Simon Micubu Kalweo

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Proposal for an addition to the Design Center in support of a new design foundation program for the Iowa State University College of Design, James Eric Leach

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Integration through application, Zane Nicholas Muntz

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Community building, Kristin Marie Nelson

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Realizing the vision statement: Envisioned projects for downtown revitalization in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Daniel Robert Nutini

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Temporal sections: Explorations toward a movement-centered design method, Aaron Glenn Persen

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Transitional housing for refugees in Des Moines, IA: refugee, identity, space, Ricardo A. Romero Quintero

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Infrastructure & building adaptability, Premnath Sundharam

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A design of the Des Moines Higher Education Collaborative, Eric Evan Vermeer

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A space for taking the water: designing a contemporary public bathhouse, Yu-Lin Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Editing architecture: architect as mediumistic being, Cameron Tyler Campbell

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Time, space and being: towards the production of an architecture of representation (with a case-study design project in Chinatown San Francisco), Linli Chen

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Building community: College Creek cohousing, John Benjamin Den Boer

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Design, learning, and Frank Lloyd Wright: an exhibit design for the Lowell Walter House (Cedar Rock), Glenda Carson Edwards

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Gimme shelter: the I built house, John Robert Guerber

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Japanese cultural center, Pritesh Navin Jasapara

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Architecture of civil life and its marketed mutants, Viktor Kolesnichenko

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Bridge-hanging houses above water: time-share vacation house (condominium), Kiyoul Lee

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The culture of architectural design studio: a qualitative pilot study on the interaction of the instructor and the student in their culture and the identification of the instructor's teaching styles, Patience Lamunu Opiyo Lueth

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Rehabilitation of Galena's 1858 historic post office and customhouse: relocation of the Galena-Jo Daviess Historical Society and Museum, Matthew Thomas Lundh

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The l-gro house: the use of bamboo in a prototypical single-family house, Nathan Ryan Metz

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Mobile healthcare architecture in Africa: an analysis and design guide, Swetha Agithakalia Sadananda

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Daylighting a suburban house, Anders Sandli

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Jørn Utzon: the education of an architect, Blair Mershon Schirmer

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High density housing for foreign single graduate students in Ames: a sustainable approach, Rolando Oscar Selles

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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The development of a light-weight brick material, Nora G. Day

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A passage from past to future: a Chinese ancient science museum, Zhe Hu

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Contemporary church architecture: a look at Bridgeway Church, Jonathan Ryan Oosterhuis

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Walrus architecture, Eric Wayne Requist

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Indian temples in the US: the sacred becomes the secular, Lakshmi Sundaram

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Discovering the architectural value of volunteer-operated museums in northwest Iowa, Jennifer Marie Walters

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Vessel of folly: derangement-imagination-design, Michael Burdette Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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The densification of suburban America: Privacy and territoriality as the basis for design, Patrick Ross Alvord

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The 1893 Faire of Masks - A play on ephemeral architecture., Katarina Anna M. Bonnevier

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Parruchiere, wigs, and other architectural heresies, Mary Rebecca Ferrara

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Generating an energy quota for dwelling design, Tony James Hogge

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Filmic exploration in an urban cinema complex design, Yichuan Li

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Youth, land, and skyspeculating student housing on the Dakota prairie, Sarah Kay Mannes

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Smart growth solution in Ames, Cheung Chan

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The creation of community in the third place, Owen Leroy Daniel

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Holes in architecture, Christopher C. Evans

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A water self-sufficient elementary school for Puerto Rico, Roberto S. Hernandez

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Assisted living for now, the baby boomers and future generations, Jennifer Rae White

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Affordable housing for artists: a sustainable prototype, Maureen Ann Ness

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Architecture and hypertext: networks of proliferation, accretion and mutation, Katleen Wouters

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

Montage and theory of psychoanalysis, Tong Li

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Montage and theory of psychoanalysis, Tong Li