About the Thesis
THESIS (1+2) is a two-part academic course, part of the required Master of Architecture curriculum at the College of Architecture and Design , Lawrence Technological University. The Thesis is an equivalent but more demanding alternative to the graduate-level Advanced Design Studios and is intended as an opportunity for students who are capable of independent work, individual research, independent idea development, and the formulation of sharply focused, articulate conclusions. It is a self-initiated and self-directed work under the supervision of specific faculty.
THESIS coordinator is Scott Shall. For inquiries, contact email is email@example.com .
College of Architecture and Design (CoAD)
Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075-1058
2023 / Moussa Aoun, From Resistance to Resilience: Reinvigorating Wetland Ecology Along the Detroit River / Aaron Baldwin, Passing Permanence: Reversible Building Practices in the U.S. / Kirsten Crawford Pluggable Homes: Addressing America’s Housing Crisis Incrementally / Devin Derr Home Grown: Reimagining Dwelling Through Spatiaculture / Eli Forta, Assembling Reinvestment: Emerging Construction Technologies and Their Effect on Cost-Effective Housing in Detroit / Carmen Gibes, Work-from-Home Vantage: Responsive Spaces for Disadvantaged Personality Characteristics / Carson Stickney, An Architecture of Decay: Addressing Building Waste Through Biologically Integrated Architecture / Micheal Tokarz, Unintended Permanence: Mass Customized Housing for Protracted Statelessness / Allyza Danica Valino, Building an Architecture of Non-Displacement: Preserving Community through a Revitalized Construction Process / Ethan Walker, Made with Matriarchs: Crafting Heritage-Oriented Futures with the Karamojong
2021-2022 / Sarah Burgess, Accessible Architecture: Intervention in the Cycle of Homeless Youth With Substance Abuse Disorder / Bryce Cox, Infrastructure for Humans: Repairing Urban Fabrics with a Flexible, Dual-Purpose Architecture / Ryan Ducki, Accessible Long Spans: Pairing Current Analysis Software with Common Resources to Create Monumental Architecture with Developing Communities / Ana Filippone, Performative Biomimicry: Discovering New Design Approaches for Desert Environments / Courteney Gazdik, Architectura insectum sapien: Crafting a Framework to Establish a New Architecture That Considers Mutualistic Relationships Between Humans and Insects / Alex Hollander, Eco social Resilience: Adaptable Architecture Designed to be Reduced, Reused, and Recycled / Francisco Landeros, Discovering an Architectural Metaverse: A Vessel for Emerging Digital Life Forms / Nicholas Peruski, Vertical Folded Plate: Simulated Architecture with Mass Timber and Faceted Space / Anusha Varudandi, Pioneering Extra-legal Settlements Through Interventional Design
2015-2016 / Dustin Altschul, Automated Parametric Design of Optimized Climate Responsive Facades Using Multi-Objective Logic / Emily Matt, Dissemination of Baroque Architecture Within Brazil / Ramya Swayamprakash, Border as Infrastructure
2011-2012 / Lauren Yankovich, Monumental Intimacy
May 1 // Application, Phase 1 Portal Opens
May 29 // Submission deadline for Application, Phase 1
June 5 // Invitations to Application, Phase 2 Issued
July 3 // Submission deadline for Application, Phase 2
July 24 // Invitations to Thesis Issued