Past Thesis Titles

All M.S. students in Interior Architecture complete theses. Theses cover a wide range of topics within interior architecture and reflect the variety of student research interests. The thesis topic is developed by the student in concert with her/ his faculty in the first year of study. The following theses have been completed by graduate students since 1990. All IAR theses since 2005 are available online.


NAME

YEAR

THESIS TITLE

Felicia Dean 2014 FABRICating FORM: Generating Three-Dimensional Upholstery amid Experiments in Process Driven Design
Christine Lumans 2014 Printable products: Investigating three-dimensional printing in the design process of interior products
Majedeh Modarres Nezhad 2014 Evidence-based Strategies for Sustainable Lighting Design in Grocery Stores
Sangni Qu 2014 An Investigation of the Influence of Pediatric Unit Design on Nurses’ Fatigue
Ashley Dale 2014 Pattern, Process, Production: A Design Investigation in Interior Product Design, Exploring Pattern, Digital Fabrication, and Ceramic Production
Aguilera, Claudia 2013 Decoding craft: communicating identity through a system of design
Postlmayr, Lauren Michelle 2013 Rehab code versus the North Carolina building code: a comparison of their application in preservation tax credit projects, 2002-2012
Vega, Mary Estelle 2013 A guide to good stewardship: sustainable preservation strategies for popular historic homes in North Carolina
Elliott, Brooke Erin 2013 Art reshaping spacee
Will, Anna Kate 2013 Patterns of behavior over coffee: an exploration of engagement among coffee-house patrons in Greensboro, North Carolina
Gentry, Abby Anne 2012 1920’s North Carolina High Schools Adapting to Twenty-first Century Needs
Johnson, Margaret P. 2012 Gender Dichotomies in the Kitchen: Feminine and Masculine Qualities of Spaces and Artifacts
Klem, Megan J. 2012 North Carolina Mill Rehabilitation: An Analysis of Historic Building Character and Design Strategies
McGee, Beth 2012 An Inventory of Biophilic Design Attributes within Child Life Play Spaces
McGimsey, Laura 2012 Post-War Housing As a Contemporary Home: A Case Study of Residential Change in the Kirkwood Neighborhood
Reilly, Karyn Judd 2012 Kitchen as Text: Decoding the Influence of Julia Child on Interiors, 1962-1969
Sikes, Kathryn Marie 2012 Making Your Own Meaning: Designing Constructivist Interactive History Exhibits
Wall, Natalie Lentz 2012 Re-mystifying the Exhibition of Medieval Sacred Objects
Brandt, Kathryn 2011 Plugging In: Reinterpreting the Traditional Housing Archetype within a community Using Shipping Containers.
Keane, Claire 2011 Providing Home through affordable Infill Housing in Historic District
Wade, Kimberlie 2011 Engage: Designing Interior Products for the communal dining Experience
Brooker, Stephanie 2011 Primay Objects: Developing a new type of furniture for the early elementary classroom.
Jones, Brandon 2011 Searching for Design Energy: Re-visiting My Generative Process Using Selection, Evaluation, and Morphing to Generate New Ideas
Shepulski, Lauren 2011 The Value of a Rehabilitated Neighborhood School in Edenton, NC: a quantitative and qualitative inquiry
Isaac Lara, Adriana 2010 Interactive public “Art-chitecture”: Engaging the City and its Inhabitants
Williams, Joy 2010 Historic Tax Incentives and Disaster Relief: A Case Study on Post-Katrina New Orleans
Marion, Sarah Whitfield 2010 Historic Preservation=Community Revialization: New beginings for Carolina Piedmont textile towns
Hayden, Amanda 2010 Optimizing Small Spaces: A New Typology for Living Functions of the Millennial Generation
Boycher, Ashley 2010 The Emerging Voice…of the Exhibition Designer
Morehead, Vanessa J. 2010 Conserving America’s Recent Past: A Study of the Mid-Century Modern Rehabilitation Process

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