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

  • Real Mixed Use: Combining Living and Production on Underused Historic Industrial Sites to Resist Gentrification 

    Cartwright, Brianna Aerin Elise (University of Waterloo, 2018-10-19)
    Changing economic conditions and production requirements have caused manufacturing and other secondary industries to move away from the urban core of mid-sized cities in Southern Ontario, such as London, Hamilton, and ...
  • Emergent Hybridity, Cyborgs in Architecture 

    Kwok, Jeffrey (University of Waterloo, 2018-10-04)
    This thesis examines architectural test-beds as an experimental and contemporary mode of creating architecture that realizes the potential of many of the connections and complexities found in living systems. It builds on ...
  • Faith and Architecture: Designing from the Heart 

    Suteria, Currim (University of Waterloo, 2018-10-01)
    This thesis is about faith as foundation for the practice of architecture. In the esoteric interpretation of Islam, the intellect, also known as the “eye of the heart”, is the source of all aesthetic and ethical decisions. ...
  • Syntrophic Waters: A Vision for (Co-)Productive Marine Conservancy 

    Tang, I Shan Elsa (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-28)
    The twentieth century witnessed a dietary shift in Japan, which resulted in greater consumption of exotic seafood species that occupy high trophic levels. This, along with the industrialisation of commercial fisheries and ...
  • Landscapes in Motion: Active Aging in China 

    Liu, Si Yuan Linda (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-26)
    Aging in China does not mean slowing down or losing flexibility. On the contrary, aging in China is about regaining youth and becoming a younger replica of oneself. Seniors are becoming more mobile and agile through various ...
  • Nomos/Nomad: Millennium Spatial Framework of a People 

    Shen, Xiaoyang (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-26)
    This thesis finds the connections between the issues of contemporary China that capture the attention of architects and other spatial thinkers by reexamining a millennium of Chinese history and spatial practices through a ...
  • An Integrated Vertical Urban School For The 21st Century Hong Kong 

    Cheung, Hou Ting Anne (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-25)
    Urban population continues to rise at an unprecedented rate. High-rise commercial and residential developments continue to intensify the cityscape. While intensification increases the quality of life for most urban citizens. ...
  • Revitalization of the Walled City of Delhi, Shahjahanabad: Incremental Urban Development Mediated through an Urban Design Framework 

    Garg, Shreya (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-25)
    Shahjahanabad, the historic center of Delhi, built in 1638, offers an old-world charm that fosters a culturally rich community. Also known as Old Delhi, the hustling streets, the vibrancy of the old city life and the people ...
  • Recalibrating Detroit: A Plan for Incremental Neighbourhood Densification 

    Samuel, Shahnaz (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-25)
    This thesis analyses factors responsible for Detroit’s past growth and delves into its current transient culture. The phenomena of its urban shrinkage is more than just a demographic shift. It is a harbinger of qualitative ...
  • Driverless Car Transit Hub 

    Ko, Winny Lok See (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-24)
    The world is moving towards automation, and manual labour is quickly becoming obsolete to avoid unnecessary human error in complex processes. As an example of this evolution, in twenty to thirty years, a new era of driverless ...
  • Still Wandering: Tales from the Diaspora 

    Rosen, Danielle (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-21)
    As human beings, we are compelled to establish relationships and develop communities; we practice finding meaning in these things. However, no matter how much effort goes into their creation, and no matter how rich they ...
  • Sustainable Design Of A Residential- Mixed Use Mid-Rise In The Junction Triangle Neighbourhood 

    Arab Abousadi, Amir Mahmoud (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-21)
    The purpose of this thesis is to design and present building strategies for housing that demonstrate efficient well-integrated continuity between human, nature, and technology for a high – mid-density building in a populated ...
  • Consider The Kayak 

    Pagliaro, Ryan (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-21)
    With ignorant disdain towards the progression of globalization, I adopt the plastic kayak as a microcosm of the cultural ethos in the design of our surroundings. To counter the abundant mass manufactured kayak, I am ...
  • Returning Wilderness: Centre for Environmental Education 

    Khan, Snober (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-21)
    We live in a time when much of the natural world is lost in the wake of human agency. No place on earth today remains untouched by human influence. This thesis is an attempt to find wilderness in the Anthropocene. To ...
  • Revitalizing Suburbia: Build Integrated Communities 

    Lei, Connie (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-20)
    Urbanization has dragged workers to the city center day after day, to get to and from work for the last century. The intervention of the hub enacts as an alternative to urbanization of the city, allowing neighbourhoods ...
  • Guiding the Grand: Journeying into the Grand River's Diverse Histories 

    Kandrack, Carly Lynn (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-20)
    The Grand River is a dynamic force that acts on and within the landscape of its watershed. Through the course of an eleven-thousand-year relationship with humanity, its identity has evolved most dramatically in the last ...
  • Envisioning a Future City with Autonomous Vehicles 

    Liu, Brian (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-20)
    The evolution and formation of our urban fabric have an inextricable relationship with transportation and urban mobility. The revolution in speed and power of transportation as a result of the automobile in the early ...
  • Revisiting To-Morrow: A Contemporary Interpretation of Ebenezer Howard's Celebrated Garden City Model 

    Brown, Elissa (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-20)
    In his essay, “The Garden City Idea and Modern Planning,” Lewis Mumford heralds the Garden City as the single most influential planning document of the twentieth century.[1] Rooted in the romantic socialist tradition, ...
  • Rethinking the Smart City: Interventions for a Post-Digital Age 

    Maleszyk, Justyna (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-19)
    The term Smart City is quickly gaining traction, as it spreads across global cities in a series of urban initiatives. When depicted in mass media, Smart City developments are often portrayed as idealistic technological ...
  • Navigating through peaks and valleys: Public space and water infrastructure as intervention tools for urban regeneration in Kigali, Rwanda 

    Aumjaud, Sameerah Imaan (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-19)
    Current methods of urban regeneration, more specifically as practiced in Rwanda, are totally devoid of socially inclusive approaches, and highly lack contextual adaptability. In the aftermath of the genocide of 1994, which ...

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