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    • Steeltown Distilled: Extracting Hamilton's Latent Energies 

      McCallum, Derek (University of Waterloo, 2010-05-10)
      For one hundred years, the mighty blast furnaces of Stelco have burned, melted, and forged the identity of Hamilton, Ontario, into the epitomic Steeltown of Canada. Now US Steel Canada, its recently announced closure has ...
    • Step into the Void: A Study of Spatial Perception in Virtual Reality 

      Tang, Ronald (University of Waterloo, 2019-02-13)
      The introduction of virtual reality (VR) into the architectural profession offers an unprecedented opportunity to experience unbuilt designs at full scale. The premise of the technology is that it gives users the illusion ...
    • 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 ...
    • Stochastic Lattice | A Generative Design Tool for Material Conscious Free Form Timber Surface Architecture 

      Schmid, Matthew (University of Waterloo, 2012-05-16)
      This thesis attempts to resolve the contradictory relationship between the ecological merits of wood construction and the significant material intensity of recent free form timber surface structures. The building industry ...
    • Stories of House & Fire 

      Jakab, Timea (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-12)
      For Gottfried Semper fire was the “first and most important, the moral element of architecture.” The symbol of the soul of the city and of the house, it has become a fundamental element in the rituals of urban and domestic ...
    • The Story of the Hands: On Earth and Community 

      Taghipoor, Alireza (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-23)
      The phenomenon that the universalization of the urban (and rural) form has disadvantaged many Iranian cities and villages of a sense of place, culture, and identity, is not a very recent one. Neither is it a novel understanding ...
    • Strangers in the Sky: A Designer’s Guide to Tackling Urban Loneliness 

      Fu, Kathleen (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-19)
      Research in cognitive science has revealed that being social is a fundamental component of being happy and studies have shown that mental health is greatly affected by the spatial and social construct of the built ...
    • The study of Washington, DC as an embodiment of national identity and a design proprosal for a slave memorial on the National Mall 

      Hollett, Mark (University of Waterloo, 2010-01-21)
      The National Mall in Washington DC has become an “encyclopaedia of American history,” however conspicuous in its absence, is the history of African American slavery upon which this national artifact was built. Slavery may ...
    • Submechanophilia 

      Sumanth, Snehanjali (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-23)
      Twenty-three federal offshore oil platforms line the coast of Southern California for approximately 200 miles from Point Concepcion, Santa Barbara County to Huntington Beach, Oxford County. Installed from1968 to 1989, they ...
    • Subterranean Inscriptions 

      Keung, Olivia (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      This thesis considers the condition of homelessness through its marginal position against society. Exteriority is often perceived as an abnormal state to be resolved through assimilation. To investigate it in its ...
    • Suburban Intensification: cultivating place in the dispersed city 

      Gould, Kathryn (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-17)
      The sustainable growth and development of our cities are amongst the most important issues of the world today. It is estimated that soon up to ninety percent of the world’s population will live in urban centers. How to ...
    • Suburban Rites of Passage: Building, Landscape, and the Mediation of Adolescent Aggression 

      Koutsoulias, Michael (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      This thesis questions contemporary society?s understanding and ability to deal with the universal instinct known as aggression. The investigation identifies the driving forces behind adolescent aggression and the myth ...
    • Sufficient Communities through Integrated Energy Systems: Increased Food Security in Newfoundland and Decreased Dependencies through Import- Replacement 

      Sheppard-Neuhofer, Kirsten (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-18)
      While perceived as equal to other provinces, Newfoundland is Canada’s version of a third world province with the illusion of equality. To use Jane Jacob’s term, Newfoundland has a backwards economy, an economy which does ...
    • Sulla's Tabularium 

      Irwin, Sean (University of Waterloo, 2010-04-28)
      This thesis examines the Tabularium in Rome. Very little is written about this building, despite its imposing size and commanding location at the juncture of the Forum Romanum and the two crests of the Capitoline hill. It ...
    • Sun Bathing in the Salt Pond Re-making the Image of Tropical Tourism in Antigua and Barbuda 

      Donaldson, Sarah Robyn (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-19)
      A tropical paradise – lush green palm trees and white sandy beaches – is what comes to mind when a tourist envisions the perfect Caribbean destination. Yet, ironically this idealized nature is highly transformed by tourism ...
    • Sun, Shell, Mirror: Hiding Spaces in the Court of France 

      Houle, Edward (University of Waterloo, 2007-08-20)
      If privacy, and even secrecy, are critical components of the domestic interior, then what is the shape taken by the domestic architecture of people who must uphold high standards of individual transparency? Monarchs and ...
    • Super GTA: Urban Implications of Ontario's Greenbelt 

      Martin, Edward Johnson (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      In early 2005, increasing social and infrastructural costs associated with the rapidly expanding Greater Toronto Area [GTA] pressed the Province of Ontario to initiate a growth management strategy for the region. The ...
    • Super Ordinary 

      Lee, John Jeong-Bum (University of Waterloo, 2011-04-21)
      Ordinary life oscillates between dichotomies: from work to leisure, from reality to fantasy, from private to public. These are distinct worlds that bring order to the chaos of experience; their boundaries contain what ...
    • 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 ...
    • Supportive Housing for Mental Health Recovery: A Bio-Psycho-Social Approach 

      Fitzpatrick, Heather Christine (University of Waterloo, 2007-01-31)
      This thesis responds to the lack of psychiatric and infrastructural support during the transition from inpatient to outpatient care, and proposes a supportive housing model for patient recovery. It establishes an ...


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