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.

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  • 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 ...
  • Port Place Reconsidered: Genius Loci and the Renewal of Port Dalhousie 

    Mete, Hannah Elizabeth (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-15)
    Port Dalhousie, a neighbourhood of St. Catharines located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, has in recent years experienced an economic, cultural, and social decline. Once the northern terminus of the Welland Canal, ...
  • Aural Landscape Composing an Urban Park 

    Gerstheimer, Geoffrey (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-15)
    As a culture, the Western World has placed a negative stigma on noise, which has lead to the disregard of the urban soundscape. Researchers have been studying and theorizing ways of understanding the urban sound environment ...
  • Darkness Encountered in Light 

    Frayne, Nicholas Forrest (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-15)
    The old axiom that history is doomed to repeat itself seems to be true in the contemporary world. Ideologies of hate and division are having something of a resurgence, despite our common cries of ‘never again.’ We can trace ...
  • When Nature Goes to School: A Green School Design for Milton, Ontario 

    Hucik, Alexandra (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-15)
    It is generally agreed upon that environmental education has an important place in 21st century schools, as the need to educate the current and future generations of young people on how to live in a sustainable way grows ...
  • For Every Line Casts A Shadow 

    Allman, Siobhan (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-08)
    The blank page represents a void, an open area of space that holds the potential for architecture. Through a process of drawing points, lines and planes, the void of the paper is cut to become an arrangement of curated, ...
  • Six Empty Shells: Contextualizing the Aspirations of Mexican Modernity Through the Tlatelolco Housing Complex. 

    Abad, Daniel (University of Waterloo, 2019-12-12)
    During the 1950’s, the Mexican federal government pursued an ambitious plan to modernize the country. With the growing apparatus of government and facing a demographic explosion, the capital, Mexico City, faced a critical ...
  • Prosthetic Landscapes: Reclaiming the Iraqi marshes 

    Ghazal, Ammar (University of Waterloo, 2019-10-22)
    Hidden within the sands of the middle eastern desert, there lies a vast aging Petropolis, occupying territories in southern Iraq through the injection of infrastructure such as mechanical drills and mobile machinery. The ...
  • Urban Room - Dynamic reinterpretation of Toronto’s urban voids 

    Mohebali, Ali (University of Waterloo, 2019-10-21)
    Over the past few decades, Toronto’s downtown core has experienced extreme and rapid intensification, seen through an exponential increase in both employees and residents. This growth has severely outpaced that of public ...

    El Filali, Salim (University of Waterloo, 2019-10-21)
    The Greenbelt was created by the Government of Ontario in 2005 to protect working farms, wetlands, natural habitats, woods and river valleys that surround the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Its vast 8000 square kilometers ...
  • Data, Debt & Daemons: Systemic Asymmetries on Spaceship Earth 

    Chu, Wesley (University of Waterloo, 2019-10-17)
    Day by day, the rate at which we create new data increases exponentially. Our capacity to learn cannot keep up. We are tiny members of a vast universal network, incapable of discerning cause and effect. Instead, we develop ...
  • Re-Imagining Concrete: A Material First Design Approach 

    Wang, Nathan (University of Waterloo, 2019-10-15)
    This thesis asks the question: “What if we began the creative process of design with material?” In an age where digital images dominate the design process, architecture’s main medium of expression remains through matter. ...
  • In Transition,Re-contextualizing the Persian Garden Paradigm as a Platform for Persian Cultural Celebrations in Toronto 

    Hosseininam, Naeimehsadat (University of Waterloo, 2019-10-02)
    Iranian communities constitute one of the largest settler ethnic groups in Toronto. Coming from diverse cultural backgrounds, Iranians become disconnected from their cultural norms and geographical roots following their ...
  • Diving in: The Architecture of Urban Lake Swimming 

    Castonguay, Robin (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-23)
    In the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth century, the Lake Ontario waterfront along the Greater Toronto Area was packed with swimmers enjoying its waters. Today, on a hot summer’s day, one could find the ...
  • VENICE OF LAGOS - Reviving the fishing culture in Makoko through Aquaponics 

    Afun-Ogidan, Folusho Ashish (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-23)
    Lagos, Nigeria is a rapidly growing mega-city that faces issues such as overpopulation, pollution, waste management, sanitation, poverty among a host of others. The coastal nature of Lagos causes the city to experience ...
  • A Tool, A Room, A House, A Village: Urban Cottages for Domestic Crafting 

    Sykes, Hayley (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-23)
    When we craft objects, we become absorbed in work, intimately involved with the physical piece. These things populate our homes, carrying our imprint. Whether making or using our handiwork, our crafts bring us joy. However, ...

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