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

  • Cauldron of Forces: Designing a Lightning Observatory on Lake Maracaibo 

    Ganton, Samuel (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-22)
    There are storms in the world, and the world is a storm, and we ourselves are weather. Earth and the universe are continually emerging and dissolving: geological, meteorological, and biological forces interact to create ...
  • Engaging Mycelium: explorations of a cultivated architecture 

    Fatehi, Parshan (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-22)
    This thesis presents a material investigation into understanding the architectural value of a biologically grown, fungal-based fabrication method. By utilizing the natural growth patterns of fungal mycelium, this ...
  • On [Re]building Downtown: Design Framework for the Core Area 

    Tsolov, Pavel (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-22)
    Rapid condominium development in Toronto is consuming large areas of the ground plane in prominent corridors of the downtown core. This is the most popular development practice for Mixed-Use land use in Toronto. It is ...
  • A Commons For Resistance 

    Dai, Meng Yi (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-17)
    Oakland’s housing crisis is starkly visible. In recent years, the tech boom in Silicon Valley has drastically increased costs of living in the Bay Area. Many workers from San Francisco and the peninsula have relocated ...
  • Coding a Biophilic Core: Digital Design Tools for Toronto’s Avian Habitat Networks 

    Parkin, James Cameron (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-17)
    This research develops a methodology for computationally sensing, illustrating, and utilizing avian-focused patch networks to locate and inform ecological interventions in dense urban settings. These interventions are ...
  • Coffee Houses and Arcades: A Forensic Inquiry into the Myths of Modernity 

    Mullan, Levi (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-16)
    Two founding myths of modernity, British coffee houses and Parisian arcades, have both been described as stages for the public display of private persons. The former was a “micro-stage where visitors could enact their ...
  • Imagining Hope: Integrating Shelter and Services in Toronto’s Moss Park 

    Xu, Xiao Wen (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-15)
    The winter of 2018 was particularly harsh and its ramifications were evident in the vulnerable homeless populations around Toronto. There is a shortage of accommodations in shelters especially in freezing temperatures and ...
  • Are We There Yet? A Study of Public Space in Midtown Kitchener-Waterloo 

    Clara, Walker (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-11)
    With the introduction of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) route, Midtown Kitchener-Waterloo is now easily accessible from other areas in the Region via several transit options without the need to rely on personal vehicles. The ...
  • Ares Infinite: Creating a 3D Printed Vernacular for an Evolving Research Station on Mars 

    Chan, Christopher (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-10)
    This thesis proposes the design of a habitat built on Mars. It speculates on the usage of 3D print technology as a construction method to address the extreme environmental conditions of the planet, as well as the changing ...
  • Mud and Cell Phones: Nonformal Learning Networks in Rural Kenya 

    Sewell, Anne (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-08)
    Despite global efforts to achieve universal education, millions of people still lack access to learning, with a high concentration in sub-Saharan African countries. Like many rural communities around the world, Kenya’s ...
  • An Index of Groundworks and Bearings: Architectural lessons on foundation building in Vuntut Gwitchin traditional territory 

    Kovalcik, Katherine (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-30)
    The foundation mediates the relationship between a building and the land. It is a connection that is particularly challenging to ground in frozen soils. Bridging the Arctic Circle in the Northern Yukon, Vuntut Gwitchin ...
  • Domestic Insurgency - Towards Affordable Housing in Vancouver 

    Banks, James (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-24)
    Vancouver’s persisting housing crisis has decoupled dwelling prices from local income through persistent capital investment oriented dwelling typologies and restrictions on land availability. Vancouver, as one of the first ...
  • Living, Together:Tools for Building an Intergenerational Community 

    Woo, Janice (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-23)
    Population aging is poised to become the most critical global demographic shift of this century. Particularly in highly developed regions, the proportion of older adults is growing more quickly than other age groups as a ...
  • Henrik Latrope 

    Tatarovic, Andjela (University of Waterloo, 2018-03-20)
    This is a parody on Albert Camus’ The Fall, and it satirizes Contemporary Architecture’s Dystopic Marginalizations. It takes place one fateful night between a frustrated middle-aged architect, Henrik Latrope, and his ...
  • The Sockeye Special: Reimagining the Arbutus Corridor for a Resilient Vancouver 

    Girard, Graham (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-22)
    An underutilized ribbon of land cuts through the urban fabric of Vancouver, British Columbia. Known as the Arbutus Corridor, it is the right of way for a rail line that once connected industry on opposite sides of the city. ...
  • No Man's Land: The American military landscape as the new American park 

    Guo, Emily (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-21)
    Military landscapes are seldom seen as ecologically diverse territories, full of life. Yet, there is growing evidence that these volatile lands are finding a second life as animal refuges, born out of necessity under the ...
  • Fringe Benefits 

    McMurchy, David (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-21)
    The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) is in a state of constant and massive growth in terms of population, development and economic investment. This growth has generated pressures both within and at the peripheries ...
  • Body and Mind Shaped by Built Form: Experiences of Borobudur 

    Nicoara, Georgiana (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-21)
    This thesis takes the form of a pilgrimage to the Buddhist temple of Borobudur in Indonesia to explore the relationship between spiritual practices and physical space, in particular analyses the relationships between ...
  • Post-Oil +15: Designing an "Urban Campus" in Downtown Calgary 

    Chow, Jacqueline (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-20)
    Calgary, Alberta is a city that is economically dependent on the petroleum industry. The inevitable boom and bust cycle surrounding the petroleum industry frequently disrupts Calgary’s socioeconomic health. Since the ...
  • Facilitating Recreation 

    Gray, Braden (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-02)
    In our current architectural discourse of sporting design in Canada, we tailor our sports facilities to harness the energy of the masses, to watch the World’s elite compete on an Olympic or an international scale. The vast ...

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