Dissertation Topic For Architecture

The Best Dissertation Topics In Architecture: 20 Questions To Look Into


In the event that you are taking a course in architecture, you will at some point be asked to deliver a strong paper, and present it to your teachers for marking. The following are some simple ideas that you can work with, in the event that you are allowed the freedom to choose your own topics:

  1. Discuss the changes that we have seen in the social housing architecture over the past decade
  2. Discuss the nature of middle class architecture and its place in modern society
  3. Explain how recent mortgaging agreements affect architecture
  4. Explain how airport designs can be made to make the terminals more efficient, giving reasonable examples
  5. Explain how the architectural designs of ancient churches were influenced by art
  6. Discuss how the destruction of the urban landscape is manifesting in the region you live in
  7. Discuss some of the challenges that poor workmanship can render to a project
  8. Explain the ethical boundaries that professional architects have to be bound by in their line of work
  9. Given the opportunity to advise a project manager on constructing in a swampy area, how would you advise them to proceed?
  10. Discuss some of the challenges that are associated with skyscrapers
  11. Explain some of the benefits of using technological models in architectural diagrams
  12. Criticize some of the programs that are currently available in the market for use in architectural designs
  13. Describe some of the key points that you need to focus on when drawing a palatial house
  14. What is the role of the governing body of architects in the industry?
  15. Provide an accurate description of an architectural model that would be appealing to a religious client
  16. Discuss the difference in the design of houses in cold areas and warm areas
  17. Explain how computer aided design has improved the work of architects over the years
  18. Discuss some of the 19th century architectural designs that are still in use today
  19. Explore the concept of abstract expressionism, in comparison with architecture and artistic expression
  20. Imagine that you have been invited to provide a motivational talk to students who are just about to make their pick of courses. Explain how you would encourage them to take a course in architecture, highlighting some of the benefits of taking this course over all the others available to them.

This series contains theses written by graduate students in the Department of Architecture.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Exploring the complex development of a mobile research lab for the design of built environments, Evan Michael Jeanblanc

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Architecture of care in the urban public space: A philosophical inquiry in ‘Ethics of care’ to inform the nature of the urban public space, Rucha Vivek Newalkar

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Rural revitalization throughout the midwest: Preserving our past to create a sustainable future, Mackenzie Rebekka Waddell

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Boundaries and political agency of Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, Zeinab Amiri

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Place-bo-burbi-agri-culture to Place-ive-ianure Methods for place making: Increasing value with representation, Clark Andrew Colby

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The pursuit of happiness: the shifting narrative of suburbia and the American Dream, Kristen Ann Greteman

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Financial Incentives and the Adaptive Reuse of Historic Interiors: Three Case Studies from Iowa, Chunyao Liu

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Architecture and place: a critical look at how they interact and influence each other through definition, creation, and representation, Elizabeth Kief

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Expanding the role of design: developing holistic food systems, Jasmine Singh

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IGATY: an archetype-based interactive generative abstraction system focusing on museum interior archetypes, Joori Suh

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Expanding architectural practice to advance social justice: Social architecture creates equitable shelter, Hannah Rosenthal

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Zoning and designing for affordability using modular housing, Joseph Terry Cartwright

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Traditional building materials and the sustainability of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College design, Riley Christopher-gallagher

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Sustainability Strategy for Wudalianchi, China, Jingfen Guo

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Becoming Peggy, Kristina Emily Hauri

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Developing strategies for sustainable residential building design: Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Nepal, Gaurav Kumar Tuladhar

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The reduction of waste and promotion of user autonomy in architecture through the design and application of adaptable systems, Brian Burnell Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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An examination of information needed when purchasing a home in a historic district, Betsey Nicole French

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Developing parameters of design for an urban context and demonstrating them as a future design model, Jigar Abhay Gandhi

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Chawls: Analysis of a middle class housing type in Mumbai, India, Priyanka N. Karandikar

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Spatial transformations in Mercedes (Uruguay): representation of industrial agriculture growth and informal settlements., Maria Silvina Lopez Barrera

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Dealing with rapid development: Creation of the informal urban economy and gecekondu housing in Istanbul, Gizem Akdogan

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Propelling design evolution: using a scientifically driven design process to incrementally advance architecture, Robert Thaddeus Gassman

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Big women, Danielle Christa Hermann

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Green buildings: defining sustainable construction materials in Thailand, Pimsiri Thovichit

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Place setting: architect as cultural inclusionist, Peter P. Goché

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Editing architecture: architect as mediumistic being, Cameron Tyler Campbell

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Smart growth solution in Ames, Cheung Chan

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Affordable housing for artists: a sustainable prototype, Maureen Ann Ness

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Architecture and hypertext: networks of proliferation, accretion and mutation, Katleen Wouters

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

 

Montage and theory of psychoanalysis, Tong Li

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Montage and theory of psychoanalysis, Tong Li

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Neighborhood revitalization and affordable housing: a case study of the River Bend neighborhood, Des Moines, Iowa, Robert Neal Humason

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An exploration into the appeal of the work of Frank Lloyd Wright through Christopher Alexander's A Pattern Language and The Timeless Way of Building, Michael Laine Terlouw

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Image and identity in historic districts: Their establishment and enhancement case study: Ames, Iowa, Medhat Elkattan

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A midwest winery, Douglas E. Finck

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Physical development of the open space system on ISU main campus, Xia Gu

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Creating a landscape of memory: remaking Buxton, Iowa, Daniel Raymond Hunt

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Integrating "smart house" technology and barrier free design for housing elderly and disabled persons, William Harry Lueck

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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A married student housing redevelopment analysis: Pammel Court, Iowa State University, Jason Chia-Sung Chang

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The Chinese Cultural Center at Greenwood Park (Des Moines, Iowa) integrated into a landscape design: a reflection of Chinese culture in contemporary western architecture, Bin Hu

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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A comparative analysis of two space designs and the lighting effects of the Des Moines Art Center , Todd Lowell Bellis

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A proposal for a public space system for the downtown area of Milwaukee, Wisconsin , Jerzy Lewicki

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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Design tools for providing wheelchair access, Samuel Ojo

Theses/Dissertations from 1980

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A married student housing development: redevelopment of West Pammel Court married student housing Iowa State University, Jeffrey William Henneman

 

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