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  • Department or program: Interior Design
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    • Eco-RV

    • DeLaunay, Helene S.
    • Interior Design;
    • This thesis will encourage Sustainable Design and Ecotourism while investigating the interior design and layout of nomadic spaces and how the principles of green design can be incorporated into a motor home as a conceptual model for change.
    • Altar-ed: the Transformation of a Sacred Space

    • Pruchansky, Alison
    • Interior Design;
    • In September the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion produced a survey examining American piety in the 21st century. They discovered that in the last fifteen years of polling the number of American people who declared no religious affiliation...
    • Home: Redefining Family and Community for Honduran Orphans

    • Hinden, Olivia
    • Interior Design
    • This project explores the design of an orphanage based on a family living model. By researching traditional orphanage models and the psychological affects on former orphans. Foster care has replaced many of these institutions in America and...
    • Refuge: A Model Approach to No-Kill Animal Shelter Design

    • Epifano, Lauren
    • Interior Design
    • This thesis explores how the design of a structure can facilitate the operations of the shelter environment. Shelters must serve the purposes of three main groups: the volunteers and employees who work there on a daily basis, the members of society...
    • Design of Fantasy: Illuminating Specially Designed Homes for Heroes

    • Pitrone, Margaret
    • Interior Design
    • This thesis is a fanciful design handbook for the connoisseur of comic books and/or design. It explores the lives, needs, and wants of two of DC Comic’s (One of the two largest comic book publishers in the world, and the oldest.) most prominent...
    • Steps to the River: Devising a Spatial Construct from Key to Kennedy

    • Birgisson, Amanpreet K.
    • Interior Design
    • The intent of this thesis is to design a waterfront public place in Washington, D.C. connecting Key Bridge to Kennedy Center that coaxes a collective expression of a vibrant urban culture through a specific program in art, commerce and...
    • Designed for the Spectrum: Enhancing Education for Autistic Children

    • Kearney, Jennifer M.
    • Interior Design
    • This thesis, entitled Designed for the Spectrum: Enhancing Education for Autistic Children, will explore the future of learning for children diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Through researching the needs of children with autistic...
    • The Grain Elevator: a Sustainable Re-Purpose of an American Icon

    • Wood, Regina
    • Interior Design;
    • This thesis examines the adaptive reuse of a late 19th century grain elevator in Washington State into a luxury Bed and Breakfast. This grain elevator, once a source of civic pride and an economic engine for the community, has been abandoned as the...
    • Officespace: a Continuously Reconfigurable Office System

    • Weiss, Aliza Nelson
    • Interior Design
    • Officescape is a reconfigurable office environment designed to respond to the needs of different users within a shared work space. Composed of varying customizable workstations reconfigurable daily to adapt to changing types of workers and...
    • Sustainable Nourishment: Redefining the Fast Food Experience

    • Sever, Lian
    • Interior Design
    • A healthy and sustainable fast food restaurant in need by today’s American families. Americans love their fast food; in fact fast food has become such a part of the American culture that many Americans don’t even consider the health...
    • Breathing New Life into DC's Eastern Market

    • Whitelaw, Jenne D.H.
    • Interior Design
    • This thesis discusses the design proposal for Washington, DC’s Eastern Market, built by Adolf Cluss in 1873. Not long after a fire gutted the historic landmark in the spring of 2007, this thesis addresses important design questions facing the...
    • Reinventing the American Hostel

    • Park, Natalie B.
    • Interior Design
    • The year 2009 marked 75 years since hostels were first introduced in the United States. Despite its long existence in the country, the concept of hostelling is still greatly misunderstood by the public, or their existence throughout American...
    • Sustainable Adventure: Living off the Grid

    • Nettelbeck, Melinda
    • Interior Design
    • Due to an increasing rate of mobility within the workplace and the hi-tech equipment available, communication and work has become more efficient and can happen almost anywhere. More and more people are finding that instead of having more free time,...
    • Embroidering Identities: Reclaiming Identities One Stitch at a Time

    • Aburdene, Sarah
    • Interior Design
    • The mission of Access Design Home is to provide a safe, open working environment, employing skilled Palestinian craftswomen and utilizing their unique gifts in a line of contemporary interior design products inspired by the crafts found in the...
    • i Fitness

    • Salehi, Bita
    • Interior Design;
    • We exercise our body to stay strong, healthy and in shape, so why shouldn't we exercise our brain to stay mentally fit? It is now possible to locate and observe complex qualities of the brain through scientific research and it is now possible to...
    • Vantage Point Lodges: a Sustainable Treehouse Resort

    • Beckwith, Katherine
    • Interior Design
    • Vantage Point Lodges is a tree house hotel that offers visitors an unusual perspective, not only literally, while being elevated above the ground and safely suspended in trees, but also figuratively, as it provides an escape from “normal life”...


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