This is the collection for the University of Waterloo's School of Architecture .

Research outputs are organized by type (eg. Master Thesis, Article, Conference Paper).

Waterloo faculty, students, and staff can contact us or visit the UWSpace guide to learn more about depositing their research.

Recent deposits

  • Finding a New Commons: Re-Inhabiting the School in Post-Urban Japan 

    Nakanishi, Julia (University of Waterloo, 2020-03-13)
    Japan’s megacities are often captured as dense, dynamic and ever-expanding. These images, disseminated in popular media, belie a growing national phenomenon; urban migration, a declining birthrate and an aging population ...
  • 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 ...
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Gateway Sculpture Garden 

    Mehdizadeh, Melika (University of Waterloo, 2020-02-20)
    This thesis comprises a design for a garden that serves as a gateway to the new cultural hub of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in the Junction Triangle, Toronto. This contribution aims to capitalize on the cultural ...
  • Burrowing Through the Edifice: Viewing the Patterns of Woodboring Beetles as a Representation of the Chthulucene 

    Baker, Timothy (University of Waterloo, 2020-02-19)
    Following a process of formal and craft explorations this thesis uses the lines, tracings, and voids of various forest pests, specifically woodboring beetles and their fungal symbionts, as a way of evoking Donna Haraway’s ...
  • Tracing the Last Mile: Mobility, Urbanization, and the Journey Home in China’s Spring Festival Golden Week 

    Tang, Cynthia (University of Waterloo, 2020-02-14)
    Tracing the Last Mile studies the annual migratory journey home during China’s Lunar New Year Golden Week through the convergence of traditional Chinese art and auto-ethnographic research. This thesis highlights individual ...
  • Supplements for Diplomacy: Revisiting the 'South China Sea Marine Park' 

    Logendrarajah, Kobi (University of Waterloo, 2020-02-14)
    With its reputation of its diverse fisheries, latent oil reserves, and its strategic economic position in global trade, the South China Sea has historically been a site of contention between states. Today, we find this ...
  • Renewal of Southside Chicago: Systems - Thinking & Sustainable Urban Farming 

    Shah, Dishita (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-27)
    The city of Chicago is one of the largest cities in the United States of America and has a long history as a manufacturing hub. However, over the last fifty years, its role as a manufacturing Centre has declined. This ...
  • Redrawing the Lines: An Exercise of Boundaries and Urban Interspecies Belonging in Miyajima, Japan 

    Wang, Zhuoran (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-24)
    Swarms of semi-wild, semi-tame Sika deer roam freely in both the primeval forested mountains and urbanized coastal town of Miyajima island. Rising deer populations and mass tourism has blurred the boundaries between human ...
  • Empowering User Participation Through Technological Mediation: Rethinking Citizen Agency in the Quayside Public Realm 

    Gopalkrishna, Vani (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-23)
    The idea of public space has moved from a critique to an orthodoxy, embraced by most stakeholders as an important part of urban development. In the last few decades there is an increase in a particular landscape of projects, ...
  • Of the River: Unraveling Imaginaries of Water & Resilience in Metro Manila 

    Bullough, Michelle (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-23)
    Metro Manila, the Philippines’ capital, emerged from the river delta—bisected by an estuarine river and laced with rivulets. For a long time, the city embraced its wet geography and was adapted to the soak of torrential ...
  • Architectural Interpretation of Kiarostami’s Poetic Cinema 

    Shafiee, Bahman (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-22)
    The Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami is famous for mobilizing natural landscapes and Iranian vernacular architecture as the primary set for his films. These spaces function not only as visual motifs, but also as elements ...
  • Building Big: Spanning Urban Infrastructure 

    Kimmerer, Luke (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-22)
    This thesis addresses the issue of urban fracture caused by transport infrastructure, through the design of a tenable, multi-program building with robust structural spans, as well as opportunities for the transient ...
  • From Houses to Hillsides: Support for Adaptive Housing on Hong Kong's Slopes 

    Leung, Tak Yi (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-22)
    Hong Kong’s urban development is governed by the mountainous terrain of the city. The city is growing, and easily developable low-lying flat land is becoming increasingly scarce. As a result, Hong Kong’s development is ...
  • DYNAMIC VISUALIZATIONS: Developing a Framework for Crowd-Based Simulations 

    Liu, Ao (Leo) (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-21)
    Since its conception in the 1960s, digital computation has experienced both exponential growth in power and reduction in cost. This has allowed the production of relatively cheap electronics, which are now integrated ...
  • Layers of History - A Reflection on Conservation 

    Parkinson, Amanda (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-20)
    The industrial collapse and economic instability of the late twentieth century drastically changed the way many North American towns and cities function. Galt, Ontario is an example of a town that has experienced many ...
  • Considering the surface: writings on people, occasion, space and place 

    Chin, Jonas (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-17)
    The following collection of writings reflects on people, occasion, space and place. Together, the writings explore how we might respond to and design for human presence. The human figure, as used in architectural representation, ...
  • Fragments of Sobriquet 

    Stines, Shanne Nathaniel (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-16)
    As exposited and demonstrated through the work and studies of sociologists Pierre Bourdieu, and Gary Stevens, among others, architects have traditionally represented but a small and demographically homogenous portion of ...
  • Awakening Beauty: Meaning in Contemporary Catholic Architecture 

    Quinn, Andrea (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-16)
    A Catholic church is unique among other places of worship because the space of a church forms the central place for the sacramental life of the Church, as Body of Christ, while also being an expression of it. With the ...
  • Next Babylon: A Virtual Cartography of Utopia 

    Hofmann, Evelyn (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-16)
    Migration is one of the defining issues of our time. Over the duration of writing this thesis, the total population of forcibly displaced people has increased from 65 million to more than 70 million people worldwide.[i] ...
  • Let the Child Be. Children, Play, & Space 

    jafari, pegah (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-16)
    Childhood is a time of vulnerability, unknowns, and vast potential. Children’s environments should be sensitive to these qualities. This thesis is an investigation of outdoor play environments for children. Its focus is ...

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