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

  • It's Terminal: Architecture of Obsolescence 

    Winters, Andrew (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-17)
    There’s always been one here. There’s the one that’s here now, there’s the one that it replaced, and there’s also the first one that didn’t last so long. One hundred and sixty odd years there’s been one here, in this place. ...
  • Displace and Urbanized: Or Why We Build 

    Bhatti, Suhaib (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-11)
    I embarked on this research with the aim to study the relationship between the city and the flood, understanding the waterfront as some blurred edge where wild and human forces mix. My hope was to propose a design strategy ...
  • 90 Minutes with the Machine 

    Ngai, Victoria (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-08)
    Cremation, or the incineration of human remains, unites two fundamental elements of human existence: fire and death. This unity is today facilitated by the cremator, a machine that burns bodies as efficiently as modern ...
  • The Importance of Place: A Role for the Built Environment in the Etiology and Treatment of Problematic Substance Use 

    Friesen, Allegra (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-07)
    Faced with the growing North American drug crisis, and in light of the history of ineffective or even harmful approaches to treating problematic substance use, it is time to examine the problem from a new angle. There is ...
  • Portraits from the State Mental Hospitals 

    Poon, Victor (University of Waterloo, 2018-12-12)
    The thesis is a short book of fifty sketches. I felt I threw out a significant amount of other material – plans, sketchup models, physical models, and photographs. Many people I had shown my work to were uninterested in ...
  • 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 ...

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