Research

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Please view the online catalogue, containing gallery viewsartist bios, and curatorial interviews

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In the spring of 2021, our semester-long studio worked on developing an integrated transit and land use plan for Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, a mid-sized city located in the triple frontier region of South America, where Paraguay meets Brazil and Argentina. The goal of this plan was to reimagine Ciudad del Este, a sprawling, car-dependent city dedicated largely to commercial tourism, as a transit metropolis – a region that integrates transit services with the urban form.

Hanna Stark provides schematic designs, following tactical preservation principles, for Smoken’ Aces in Detroit.

"Each of my three projects allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of Detroit’s efforts to encourage tactical preservation."

Hanna Stark (MSHP '21) shares her summer internship experience.

Ha Leem Ro photographs and documents the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin estate.

"I learned that preservation is not always as clear-cut of an issue as much as I like it to be - it is about being flexible, setting up priorities and realizing what can and what cannot be done."

Ha Leem Ro (MSHP '21) shares her summer internship experience.

Title slide of Julia Marchetti's presentation to the San Francisco Planning Department: "Assessing the Legacy Business Program."

"This project marshals quantitative data, documents spatial patterns, and uses these data to reflect on larger conceptual and strategic questions surrounding the Legacy Business Program."

Julia Marchetti (MCP/MSHP '21) shares her summer internship experience.

Alli Davis performs photographic survey documentation at Arlington National Cemetery.

"As part of the compliance with National Register status, the other architectural historian intern and I performed a condition assessment survey of over 130 features within ANC and its additional property, the Soldiers’ and Armen’s Home National Cemetery."

Alli Davis (MSHP '21) shares her summer internship experience.

Jennifer Boggs applies hot wax to the bronze railings at Arlington National Cemetery.

"We had the unique opportunity to work at one of the most congested portions of the cemetery without the interruption of thousands of daily visitors."

Jennifer Boggs (MSHP '21) shares her summer internship experience.

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Pennsport Waterfront
Spring 2021 Public Realm Studio

What is the 21st century urban third place? Typically, the third place (the place that follows home and work as a term coined by sociologist Ray Oldenburg in 1989 in his book The Great Good Place) fulfills our human needs for socialization, brings our communities together, and allows us to flourish as a society. These are spaces we choose to occupy and revisit again and again. In an urban context, third places and public realms are often interchangeable.

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Dorit Aviv, Kian Wee Chen, Eric Teitelbaum, Denon Sheppard, Jovan Pantelic, Adam Rysanek, Forrest Meggers

Increased fresh air supply may double energy costs when operating a conventional HVAC system. This article proposes an alternative HVAC solution which couples novel radiant systems with natural ventilation.

We estimate this solution would address thermal comfort needs in all major climate zones. Where adopted, this solution could reduce building HVAC energy demand by 10–45%.

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