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Master of Architecture Thesis Reviews

Department of Architecture

2021 Graduate Architecture Thesis

Join us on April 16 as we celebrate our Master of Architecture students as they present their thesis research and projects to a panel of reviewers, faculty, and peers. All are welcome to join. Please note that we will have two concurrent review sessions: the Orange Room and the Purple Room. Students, thesis topics, and presentation times are listed below.  Email architecture@umass.edu to receive a link to one or both presentations rooms on Zoom.

 

 

Orange Room Presentations

- 9:00 Welcome + Introductions -

Connor Slover    

9:15 Exploring the Use of Compressed Air Energy Storage in the Urban Landscape
Advisor: Erika Zekos

Tara Pearce

10:00 Housing for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Creating an Integrated Living Community in Salem, MA
Advisor: Erika Zekos

Elain Tang

10:45 Re-envisioning the American Dream
Advisor: Kathleen Lugosch

 - 11:30 Break -

Morgan B. Sawyer

11:45 From Sanctuary to Home in the Post-Interstate City
Advisor: Stephen Schreiber

Andrew P. Weuling

12:30 Tall Timber in Denver
Advisor: Ajla Aksamija

Stephen J. Fink

1:15 Physical to Virtual: A Model for Future Virtual Classroom Environments
Advisor: Ajla Aksamija

- 2:00 Wrap up - Congratulations! -

Purple Room Presentations

- 9:00 Welcome + Introductions -

Karitikeya Sonker    

9:15 Bridging the Gaps in Public Conversation by Fostering Spaces of Activism: Spaces in search of Protests
Advisor: Pari Riahi

Alma Crawford-Mendoza

10:00 The Beige Conundrum
Advisors: Timothy Rohan, Eldra-Dominique Walker

Brenden Baitch

10:45 Firesafe: Designing for Fire-Resilience Communities in the American West
Advisor: Carey Clouse

Courtney Jurzynski

11:30 The Homestead Helper Handbook
Advisor: Carey Clouse

- 12:15 Break -

Madison DeHaven

12:30 Cultivating Food Justice in the Pioneer Valley: Exploring Public Interest Design Process through a Food Security & Sustainability Hub

Advisor: Caryn Brause

Nate Lumen

1:15 An Architecture of a New Story
Advisor: Robert Williams, Carey Clouse

Aleesa Asfoura

2:00 Creating New Cultural Hubs in American Cities: The Syrian Diaspora of Worcester, MA
Advisor: Robert Williams

- 2:45 Wrap up - Congratulations! -


REVIEWERS

Jeffrey Blankeship, Hobart William Smith College
Andrew Chin, Florida A&M University
Ruth Connell, Morgan State University
Helen Fantini, SMMA
Blake Jackson, Stantec
Hyacinth G. John, DP+ Studio
Rob Marcalow, Kuth Ranieri Architects
Jason Newman, Dietz & Company Architects
Derek Noble, Shepley Bullfinch Architects
Justin Pelland, Cube 3 Architects
Nada Shuaib, Shepley Bullfinch Architects
Lorin Starr, Lorin Starr Interiors, WMAIA
Brien Tal-Baker, Simple City Studio
Lindsay Comeaux Schnarr AIA