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5 Theses: Ali Pugliese and Andrew Chesakis

The following five theses were written collaboratively by Andrew Chesakis and myself as well as finding and citing the six sources for each topic.

Thesis #1: Designing an environment that engages and stimulates its user through the five senses, leads to a more fulfilling and memorable experience.


1. Pallasmaa, Juhani. The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses. London: Academy Editions, 1996.

2. Stein, Sarah Noelle. “Architecture and the Senses: A Sensory Musing Park.” ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2013.

3. Malnar, Joy Monice. Sensory design. U of Minnesota Press, 2004.

4. Bahamón, Alejandro, and Ana María Alvarez. Light Color Sound: Sensory Effects in Contemporary Architecture. New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 2010.

5. Goodwin, Kate, et al. Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2014.

6. Holz, Heather. Sensory Architecture: Redefining How One Interprets Space. Fargo: North Dakota State U, 2011.

Thesis #2: Creating an environment that promotes health and well being aids in the healing process.


1. Mazuch, Richard, and Stephen Rona. “Creating Healing Environments: Humanistic Architecture and Therapeutic Design.” Journal of Public Mental Health 4.4 (2005): 48-52. ProQuest. Web. 4 Sep. 2015.

2. Malkin, Jain. Hospital Interior Architecture: Creating Healing Environments for Special Patient Populations. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1992.

3. Martin, Colin. “Architecture for Healing.” The Lancet 375.9731 (2010): 2066-.

4. Lawson, Bryan. Healing Architecture. 211 Vol. London: Emap Limited, 2002.

5. Saini, Balwant. “Healing through Architecture and Music.” Architecture + design 26.3 (2009): 26-36.

6. Aripin, S. Healing Architecture: A Study of Daylight in Hospital Design. University Publications Centre (UPENDA), 2006.

Thesis #3: Repurposing old, forgotten structures can bring  life back into a community.


1. Bullen, Peter A. “Adaptive Reuse and Sustainability of Commercial Buildings.” Facilities 25.1 (2007): 20-31. ProQuest. Web. 1 Sep. 2015.

2. BINDER, MELINDA. “ADAPTIVE REUSE AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN: A HOLISTIC APPROACH FOR ABANDONED INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS.” Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. University of Cincinnati, 2003. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 01 Sep 2015.

3. Mozas, Javier, and Per, Aurora Fernandez. Reclaim Remediate Reuse Recycle. A+T architecture publishers, Spring- Autumn 2012. Issue 39-40. Print.

4. Zhang, Song. “Conservation and Adaptive Reuse of Industrial Heritage in Shanghai.” Frontiers of Architecture and Civil Engineering in China 1.4 (2007): 481-90. ProQuest. Web. 2 Sep. 2015.

5. Stratton, Michael. Industrial Buildings: Conservation and Regeneration. London: E&FN Spon, 2000. Print.

6. Cantell, Sophie Francesca. “The Adaptive Reuse of Historical Industrial Buildings: Regulation Barriers, Best Practices, and Case Studies.

Thesis #4: With the popularity of video games children need an outdoor space to use their imagination and be active.


1. Kite, James, Merom, Dafna, Rissel, Chris, Wen, Li Ming. “Time spent playing outdoors after school and its relationship with independent mobility: a cross-sectional survey of children aged 10–12 years in Sydney, Australia.” International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. BioMed Central. 2009. Web. 3 Sep. 2015.

2. Heseltine, Peter, and Holborn, John. Playgrounds: the Planning, Design And Construction of Play Environments. New York: Nichols Pub. Co., 1987. Print.

3. Vorderer, Peter; Bryant, Jennings. Playing Video Games : Motives, Responses, and Consequences. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis, 2012. Ebook Library. Web. 03 Sep. 2015.

4. Helick, R Martin, and Watkins, Margaret T. Elements of Preschool Playyards. Swissvale: Regent Graphic Services, 1973. Print.

5. Hammond, DE, et al. “Growing Minds: The Relationship between     Parental Attitudes Toward their Child’s Outdoor Recreation and their Child’s Health.” HORTTECHNOLOGY 21.2 (2011): 217-24. Web. 03 Sep. 2015.

6. Stigsdotter, Ulrika K., et al. “Evidence-Based Playground Design: Lessons Learned from Theory to Practice.” Landscape Research 40.2 (2015): 226-46.

Thesis #5: All newly built homes should be smaller and energy efficient.


1. Stang, Alanna, Christopher Hawthorne, and National Building Museum (U.S.). The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture. 1st ed. Washington, D.C; New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2005.

2. Tombazis, A. N., and S. A. Preuss. “Design of Passive Solar Buildings in Urban Areas.” Solar Energy 70.3 (2001): 311-8.

3. Ryker, Lori. Off the Grid: Modern homes + Alternative energy. Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith, 2005. Print.

4. Goldsmith, Sara. Vitamin Green. New York: Phaidon Press Inc. 2012. Print.

5. Tucker, Lisa M. “Net Zero Housing: The Architects’ Small House Service Bureau and Contemporary Sustainable Single‐Family House Design Methods for the United States.” Journal of Interior Design 37.1 (2012): 1-15.

6. Perkins, Anne. “CONSERVATION: ZERO NET ENERGY HOMES FOR LOW‐INCOME FAMILIES.” Zygon 46.4 (2011): 929-41.