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).