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    • Beta-Testing Architecture 

      Yew, Winston (University of Waterloo, 2021-01-29)
      In the field of architecture, designers traditionally show their building concepts for design analysis mainly through static renderings. The problem with static renderings is that they don’t show us how and if buildings ...
    • Democratizing Residential Architecture: Platform Based Spatial Agency 

      Min, Vincent (University of Waterloo, 2021-05-19)
      The systems which produce residential architecture do not work to serve the needs of residents and instead have primarily become investment vehicles for capital growth. The conventional developer-driven approach is devoid ...
    • The Fabrication Commons: Creative Agency Through Intuitive Interfaces 

      Gontarz, Alexander (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-28)
      With digital fabrication tools and networking technology becoming increasingly attainable and versatile, there is an opportunity for more people to become makers instead of just being passive consumers. How can we take ...
    • Hurry Up and Wait: Spatial Strategies for Urban Stress Relief 

      Hadley, Maighdlyn (University of Waterloo, 2020-02-21)
      In the midst of rising urban density and its projected impacts on infrastructures and city dwellers alike, the importance of understanding the effects of built space on our biology and mental well-being is becoming essential ...
    • It Takes a Village: A Retrofit Framework for Improving Health and Community in Car-Dependent Suburbs 

      Carragher, Logan (University of Waterloo, 2022-05-09)
      Car-dependent suburban sprawl is an outdated planning methodology that is antithetical to the health, wellbeing, and social prosperity of suburban residents. In the past, North-American town planning was more community-centric; ...
    • Objective Validation of Airport Terminal Architecture using Agent-based Simulations 

      Hunjan, Karam Singh (University of Waterloo, 2021-05-25)
      This thesis explores how airport terminal architecture is tested before it is built. The purpose of testing is to make sure an architectural layout aligns with the rest of the airport’s systems. The design of a terminal ...
    • Redefining the Classroom: Incorporating Sensory Cognizant Design Strategies 

      Multani, Jasdeep (University of Waterloo, 2021-01-07)
      The perception of space is generated and understood by the multi-sensory orchestration of our five senses: sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. Through the heightening and/ or reduction of specific senses the mind generates ...
    • Strangers in the Sky: A Designer’s Guide to Tackling Urban Loneliness 

      Fu, Kathleen (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-19)
      Research in cognitive science has revealed that being social is a fundamental component of being happy and studies have shown that mental health is greatly affected by the spatial and social construct of the built ...
    • T.U.R.F. (Transformative Urban Rooftop Farming): Alleviating Food Insecurity in Toronto 

      Wason, Prateek (University of Waterloo, 2021-08-30)
      One in every eight Canadian households is food insecure. This accounts for 12.7% of the total population of Canada. Food insecurity, which refers to inadequate and insecure access to food due to social, physical, and ...
    • Walls of Air: A Retrofit for Equitable Indoor Air Quality 

      Damus, Charlotte Elizabeth (University of Waterloo, 2022-04-04)
      Poor indoor air quality and lack of space for adequate isolation within postwar towers increase the risk of negative effects on resident health leaving them more vulnerable to infectious diseases. The unequal ability to ...


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