Graduate Thesis Projects

Lab-related Graduate Thesis Projects

2015

Ignacio Mingo, ‘A Path toward Re-generative Architecture’, Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture. Supervisors: Ronald Kellett (Chair) Joe Dahmen (Architecture) and Michel Labrie (Local Practice Architecture + Design). In progress.

Negin Shakibi, ‘A Proposed Framework for Analyzing the Spatial Organization of Urban Open Space Networks: Case studies of Tehran and Isfahan, Iran’, Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture. Supervisors: Ronald Kellett (Chair) Cynthia Girling and Marta Farevaag (Phillips, Farevaag, Smallenburg, Landscape Architects)

Nicholas Sinkewicz, ‘A Framework for Designing Serious Games’, Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture. Supervisors: Dr. Stephen Sheppard (Chair, Forestry) and Cynthia Girling.

2014

Joshua Welsh, ‘The St. George Rainway: Building community resilience with green infrastructure’, Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture. Supervisors: Dr. Patrick Mooney (Chair) Cynthia Girling and Carolyn Drugge (City of Vancouver).

2013

Miguel Orellana, ‘Water Footprint of Coastal Tourism Facilities in Small Island Developing States: A case-study of a beach resort in the Maldives’, Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture. Supervisors: Cynthia Girling (Chair) with co-supervisors Hans Schreir (Faculty of Land and Food Systems) and Peter Williams (Simon Fraser University).

Paula Leyton, ‘Planning and Designing Urban Open Spaces for Low Income Neighbourhoods in Chile, A Case Study, Alto Hospicio Chile’, Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture. Supervisors: Cynthia Girling (Chair) Ronald Kellett and Maged Senbel.

Erica Lay, ‘Evaluating Touch-Table Technology in Neighbourhood Design’, Master of Arts in Planning. Supervisors: Maged Senbel (Chair).

Jessica Stuart, ‘Democracy in a Digital World: Integrated media for youth urban design engagement’, Master of Arts in Planning. Supervisors: Maged Senbel (Chair).

Nicole Miller, ‘Urban Form and Building Energy: Quantifying Relationships Using a Multi-Scale Approach’, PhD in Resource Management and Environmental Systems. Supervisors: Dr. Stephen Sheppard (Chair, Forestry) Ronald Kellett and Jeff Carmichael (Metro Vancouver)

Sarah Church, ‘Urban Dwellers and Neighborhood Nature: Exploring the impacts of neighborhood watershed health projects on urban dwellers’ connection to place, community, environment and ecology’, PhD in Community and Regional Planning. Supervisors: Maged Senbel (Chair), Ronald Kellett and John Friedmann (Community and Regional Planning).

2011

Tao Su, ‘A Multi-Display Collaborative Urban Planning System with a Federated Architecture’, Master of Science in Computer Science. Supervisors: Kellogg Booth (Chair, Computer Science) and Ronald Kellett

Michael van der Laan, ‘Scaling Urban Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through LiDAR’, Master of Science in Geography. Supervisors: Andreas Christen (Chair, Geography) and Ronald Kellett.

2010

Jennifer Fernquist, ‘A Collaborative Planning Support System for a Multi-Touch Tabletop’, Master of Science in Computer Science. Supervisors: Kellogg Booth (Chair, Computer Science), Alan Mackworth (Computer Science) and Ronald Kellett.

2007

Vikas Tanwar, ‘Bridging Water Demand-Supply Gap : Through Rainwater Harvesting in Public Green Spaces of Delhi, India’, Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture. Supervisors: Ronald Kellett (Chair), Cynthia Girling and Will Marsh (Landscape Architecture)

Jone Belaustaguigoitia, ‘Urban Recycling I Reviving: The contribution of brownfield interventions to a more sustainable urban design’, Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture. Supervisors: Ronald Kellett (Chair) and Patrick Condon (Landscape Architecture).

Jon Laurenz, ‘Living Skins- An attribute Framework for Green Facades’, Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture. Supervisors: Ronald Kellett (Chair) and Ray Cole.

2006

Xinke Xia, ‘Exploration of four factors influencing people’s social activities in commercial pedestrian environments : a case study of Nanjing’, Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture. Supervisors: Cynthia Girling (Chair), Dr. Patrick Mooney (Landscape Architecture) and Ronald Kellett.

Xiaoliang Zhang, ‘Sustainable urban form for modern Guangzhou in Southern China: a culturally rooted proposal’, Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture. Supervisors: Dr. Patrick Mooney (Chair, Landscape Architecture) and Cynthia Girling.

Kelly Rodgers, ‘Integrated Infrastructure: A Neighborshed Approach to Stormwater Management’, Master of Landscape Architecture. Supervisor: Cynthia Girling (Chair).

Nicole Miller ‘Towards Carbon Neutrality: Possibilities for North America’s Suburban Residential Developments’, Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture. Supervisors: Ray Cole (Chair, Architecture), Ronald Kellett and Sebastian Moffatt (Consensus Institute).