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    • Transit-Oriented-micro-Development: Small Marketplaces for Maryvale, Phoenix, Arizona 

      Wiggins, Mila Emily (University of Waterloo, 2016-04-28)
      Phoenix, Arizona is consistently ranked as one of America’s fastest growing cities. This growth is attributed to pervasive suburban expansion. Since the Second World War, Phoenix’s population has increased by fourteen times ...
    • Triton: outpost in the ocean 

      Button, Keith, Alfred (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      The ocean, especially the deep ocean, dominates this world; it is the largest single habitat on the planet, a habitat whose inhabitants constitute the most common forms of life on this planet. By its immense influence ...
    • Tuning Monuments 

      Zagabe, Victor (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-25)
      This thesis examines the development of historically inaccurate monuments that censor and sanitize reality by questioning their ongoing legacies by using a derivative of counter monument culture. Tuning Monuments seeks to ...
    • Two Degrees Celsius, Assessing the Potential of Urban Commercial Buildings in Canada to Reach the 2°C Climate Change Target 

      Black, Christopher (University of Waterloo, 2017-12-12)
      To avoid the catastrophic effects of climate change, scientific consensus and international convention have determined that the mean rise in global temperatures must be limited to between 1.5°C and 2.0°C. The Intergovernmental ...
    • (Un)canny Spaces: The Unbecoming of Everyday Architecture 

      Kim, Sooyoun (University of Waterloo, 2015-05-13)
      Beginning in the late eighteenth century, socioeconomic changes due to rapid urbanization defined a clear demarcation between public and private realms. In opposition to the chaotic milieu of the cities, the notion of home ...
    • [un] Shaded Territories: a design for women empowerment in rural Pakistan. 

      Anam, Khan (University of Waterloo, 2014-08-06)
      The separation between Pakistan and India in 1947 was a direct result of the struggle between two different religious groups in the region; Hindus, and Muslims. Of all the provinces split, Punjab was the only one province ...
    • The Unbounded School: Education Beyond the Walls 

      Tat, Elaine (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-19)
      Public education has long been a tool for state authorities to establish and indoctrinate societal moral and civic standards, a stance that has shifted in modern society. In Canada, provincial public education systems have ...
    • An Undivided Landscape: Dissolving Apartheid buffer zones in Johannesburg, South Africa 

      Greyling, Michelle (University of Waterloo, 2013-05-01)
      Progressive spatial segregation of Whites from other ethnic races in South Africa started in 1886. Apartheid rulers evicted three and a half million Blacks, Coloureds and Indians from white urban and residential areas ...
    • unDressing Spectacle: An Architectural Discourse on the Event of Space 

      Chow, Christina Wing Sum (University of Waterloo, 2012-02-14)
      Woven within fashion and dress is the innate ability to create atmosphere and transformative experiences. Architecturally, the façade of a building acts as its skin, having responsibilities that exceed the functions of ...
    • Unsettling Ground: Studies on Building and Fluid Geology in Arviat, Nunavut 

      McMillan, Jason (University of Waterloo, 2019-04-26)
      Ground in the Canadian Arctic is continuously being shaped by the dramatic seasonal cycles of the environment, extreme weather and deep geological processes of glaciation and retreat. The stability of Northern ground is ...
    • Untold History, the Museum of Toronto 

      Jimenez Escobar, Jennifer Vanessa (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-10)
      From its role in the fur trade in the 17th century to the multicultural city that it is today, the City of Toronto has evolved significantly over time. This thesis attempted to build a container to recognize the city’s ...
    • Urban Actuation: Public Space as a Catalyst for Urban Revitalization 

      Ollson, Ryan Michael (University of Waterloo, 2012-04-30)
      The physical and social benefits of public space apparent to architects, landscape architects, and urban designers are endangered in many North American mid-size cities as residential, commercial and industrial development ...
    • Urban Agriculture as an Agent for Social Change in London, Ontario 

      Miedema, Kassandra (University of Waterloo, 2015-09-28)
      London, Ontario was once closely tied to its local food production and distribution. Since 1835, this close connection with food was facilitated by places like the Covent Garden Market. London and many other cities were ...
    • Urban Agriculture: Redefining urban communities through local growing 

      Ramsay, Michael (University of Waterloo, 2007-04-10)
      Abstract: In our ever changing world we must constantly look to new ways and new means. Waiting until a change is necessary for our survival is dangerous and costly. Our environment and our communities do not need to be ...
    • urban blind fields: creative public reclamations 

      Beltrano, Victoria Ann (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-24)
      Contemporary criticism of the North American urban public realm has reached an unproductive state of exhaustion. For some time, it has painted a rather bleak portrait of public space attributed to the impacts of global ...
    • Urban Design and Development of a Public Space at theCity of Kitchener’s Intermodal Transit Hub 

      Alimohammadi, Tahoora (University of Waterloo, 2015-12-15)
      This thesis uses a case study design approach for the proposed Transit Hub for the City of Kitchener. It focuses on opportunities for a high quality public space or square to better integrate a new urban LRT line and a ...
    • Urban Pathways: Redesigning Toronto's Mobility 

      Liefl, Jessica Elizabeth (University of Waterloo, 2011-05-06)
      As an increasing proportion of the world’s population travels ever-longer distances between their home and place of work, urban mobility networks have had to cope with this dramatic increase in movement. These networks ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Value of Ornament 

      Lord, Andrew (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-19)
      This thesis recognizes ornament as not simply an excessive accessory, but an innate human desire to imbue objects with beauty and meaning. Ornament’s prominence throughout disparate architectures regardless of culture, ...
    • Variations on a Theme of Deep Time: From Geology to Architecture 

      Winter, Mathew Jeffrey Franklin (University of Waterloo, 2015-08-27)
      Through the lens of deep time, this thesis draws a comparison between geology and architecture, to create an architecture of simultaneity. Using Henri Bergson’s notion of the present containing all of the past within it, ...


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