Dissertations (Architecture)

Research in Penn's Graduate Group in Architecture is carried out in any one of six fields of specialization. Three are internal to the discipline of architecture (history and theory, representation, and technology) and the others are in related disciplines (landscape architecture, urbanism, and historic preservation). The dissertation is undertaken after the completion of required and elective courses, and examinations in history and theory, the literature of a student's field, and foreign languages. Much of the scholarship in the program seeks to provide a theoretical context for contemporary practice.

Theses and Dissertations from 2008

Towards a critique of an architectural nahdha: A Kuwaiti example, Asseel al-Ragam

Dismantle, reassemble, and modify: An adaptive reuse of the traditional Thai house, Saithiwa Ramasoot

Theses and Dissertations from 2007

Constructing a school board's work practices: How practitioners represent the work of public school governance, Charles R Soriano

Theses and Dissertations from 2006

City as process: Tange Kenzo and the Japanese urban utopias, 1959--1970, Zhongjie Lin

Architecture and the marvelous: The incorporation of the marvelous in American architecture from Monticello to Disneyland, Richard Scott Miterko

An encompassing madina: Toward new definition of *city in Morocco, Hassan Radoine

Theses and Dissertations from 2005

An archaeology of the fragment: The transition from the antique fragment to the historical fragment in French architecture between 1750 and 1850, Yusuf Civelek

Imaginary figures of death and life in the architecture of Grandjean de Montigny, Milton Vitis Feferman

Leberecht Migge (1881--1935) and the modern garden in Germany, David Henderson Haney

Leopold Eidlitz: Becoming an American architect, Kenneth Franklin Jacobs

Building in the air: Aspects of the aerial imagination in modern Italian architecture, Ross Gordon Jenner

Towards a draped architecture: An examination of theatricality, virtuosity, and ambiguity in the recent works of Frank O. Gehry, and others, Acalya Kiyak

Regio: Leon Battista Alberti and the theory of region in architecture, Gordana Ana Kostich-Lefebvre

Reconstructing the topographies of the modern *city: The late CIAM debates, Marina Lathouri

Thinking through things: 12 y 14 de la Calle Ramirez. Tacubaya, Mexico City: Luis Barragan's grounds, Carlos Eduardo Naranjo Quiceno

Technically symbolic: The significance of schema and Claude Bragdon's Sinbad drawings in "The Frozen Fountain", Mary Nixon

Permeable walls and place recognition in Henry Klumb's architecture of social concern, Rosa D Otero

The essence of architecture: August Schmarsow's theory of space, Roy Malcolm Porter

Facade -poche: The performative representation of thickened window -walls in the works of Marcel Breuer, Richard Neutra, and Jose Luis Sert, Hayub Song

The perambulations of Hadrian: A walk through Hadrian's Villa, Michael R Ytterberg

Theses and Dissertations from 2004

Empty cross: Nothingness and the Church of Light, Jin Baek

The Medici gardens of fifteenth-century Florence: Conceptualization and tradition, Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto

Shaping cities, building a nation: Alfred Agache and the dream of modern urbanism in Brazil (1920--1950), Fernando Diniz Moreira

Theses and Dissertations from 2003

The image of function: Architectural diagrams in handbooks and normative practices in the twentieth century, Paul Frederick Emmons

The architecture of Joseph Michael Gandy (1771--1843) and Sir John Soane (1753--1837): An exploration into the Masonic and occult imagination of the late Enlightenment, Terrance Gerard Galvin

Space -art: The dialectic between the concepts of Raum and Bekleidung, Tonkao Panin

Theses and Dissertations from 2002

The hermit's hut: A study in asceticism and architecture, Kazi Khaleed Ashraf

From history to posterity: The oeuvres completes of Jacques -Francois Blondel and Claude -Nicolas Ledoux, Ramla Benaissa

The house complete: Downing's domestic architecture, Caren Livengood Yglesias

Theses and Dissertations from 2001

A critical edition of Bartolomeo Taegio's "La Villa", Thomas Edward Beck

Athar to monuments: The intervention of the Comite de Conservation des Monuments de l'Art Arabe, Alaa El-Din Elwi El-Habashi

Learning from Chandigarh: Hybridity. Different moments, diverse effects, Vinita Kapur

Theses and Dissertations from 2000

The consecration of a paper -house: Arts and the state under the patronage of Charles -Philippe de Bourbon (1777--1825), Taha Abdul Aziz Al-Douri

Inventing an exemplary architecture: The function of utopia in architectural imagination, Nathaniel Coleman

Architectures and masculinities in nineteenth century Britain (1878--1895), Roy Durham Crout

Landscape and garden in the work of Carlo Scarpa, George Peter Dodds

"Arkhitektura i mnimosti": The origins of Soviet avant-garde rationalist architecture in the Russian mystical -philosophical and mathematical intellectual tradition, Elizabeth Cooper English

Theses and Dissertations from 1999

Architectural temperance: Spaniards and Rome, 1700--1758, Victor Luis Deupi

The sun on trial: Kahn's gnostic garden at Salk, Daniel Shay Friedman

In campo verde: The project of the Piazza Nuova in Ferrara, David Michael Strauss

Theses and Dissertations from 1998

Vincenzo Scamozzi, inventor: Architectural demonstrations from the last Renaissance treatise, Ann Marie Borys

Oskar Schlemmer's {\it Vordruck\/}: The making of an architectural body for the Bauhaus, Marcia Fae Feuerstein

While waiting: The strange figurative architecture of Gio Ponti and Carlo Mollino, Keith Evan Green

Henry van de Velde on rational beauty, empathy and ornament: A chapter in the aesthetics of architectural modernity, Elie George Haddad

Medical aspects of Renaissance pneumatic architecture, Barbara Kenda

Kon Wajiro: A quest for the architecture as a container of everyday life, Izumi Kuroishi

Taking *measure of a site: An inquiry into dimension and scale in the building and rebuilding of a single block, Alice Gray Read

Conversation in fabric and reason: Political and architectural *designs in the circle of Carlo Lodoli, Rebecca Boatwright Williamson

Theses and Dissertations from 1997

Modern architecture and the commonplace, Alex Thomas Anderson

Treading on the {\it rhythmos\/} of a Greek temple, Maria Karvouni

The compass and the ruler: Theory and practice in Taiwanese geomancy, April Huei-Min Lu

Staging immensity: Subject and scene of sensation in the philosophical art of Denis Diderot, Ilze Daina Rameika

Theses and Dissertations from 1996

A topical analysis of personal hygiene in Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's house building as a prolegomena to the study of pragmatic building, Paul Bernard Clark

The theory of proportions in Daniele Barbaro's commentary on Vitruvius' ``De Architectura'', Branko Mitrovic

Le Corbusier's seeing things: Ambiguity and illusion in the representation of modern architecture, Daniel Joseph Naegele

The subversive utopia: Louis Kahn and the question of the national Jewish style in Jerusalem, Yasir Mohammed Sakr

Theses and Dissertations from 1995

The heart of whiteness: The discussion of color and material qualities in American architectural journals around 1930, William Walter Braham

``God held the torch that brought the old house down'': Class, gender, and the built environment of the Appalachian Kentucky social settlement movement, 1880s--1930s, Karen Elaine Hudson

Frame, form, and variation in the Mah\=a-Gurjara temple, Darielle Mason

Theses and Dissertations from 1994

Construing constructs: A study of temple design and construction in North India, Patrick Alexander George

Theses and Dissertations from 1993

Architecture, labor and the human body: Fergusson, Cockerell and Ruskin, Peter Maxwell Kohane

Between words and drawings: Dissertation on a newly found illustrated version of ``De architectura'', Claudio Sgarbi

Heidegger and modern architecture, Gerald Lee Walker

Theses and Dissertations from 1992

Pragmatic thinking in the ideas of the skyscraper architects of the 1920s, Mario Canato

1770, 1870, 1970: Craft, the machine and human transaction in the technology of three Philadelphia buildings, Martin John Harms

Imitation and ideal type: A study of eighteenth century French architecture, Seockjae Yim

Theses and Dissertations from 1991

Building shadows: Courtyards and daylight in hot-arid regions with special reference to Iraq, Abduljawad T Alnoah

Postwar city planning in Philadelphia: Edmund N. Bacon and the design of Washington Square East, Madeline L Cohen

Theses and Dissertations from 1990

Buildings as cyborgs: Expressions of hand and machine craftsmanship in architecture, Nadia Mehdi Alhasani

Privatism in urban form: A case study on the morphological transformation of Society Hill and Olde City in Philadelphia since the early sixties, Ki-Cheol Shin

Spaces for human communication: The inner life of two urban plazas in Philadelphia: Rittenhouse and Washington squares, Abdolhosain Tavakolian

The Lewis Mumford decades: Studies in Architectural history, criticism, and urbanism, 1922--1962, Robert Wojtowicz

Theses and Dissertations from 1988

The Chestnut Hill country house of the 1920s: A unique architectural ``type'', Khosrow Bozorgi

Theses and Dissertations from 1987

THE RHETORIC OF COMPOSITION IN JULIEN GUADET'S "ELEMENTS ET THEORIES" (FRANCE), MOHAMED CHAOUI

Theses and Dissertations from 1986

URBAN RESIDENTIAL STREETS: A STUDY OF STREET TYPES AND THEIR TERRITORIAL PERFORMANCES (NEIGHBORHOOD, URBAN DESIGN, ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, TERRITORIALITY), HAE-SEONG JE

Theses and Dissertations from 1985

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY IN PHILADELPHIA: A STUDY OF THE FORCES BEHIND ITS CREATION AND EVOLUTION (CITY BEAUTIFUL, AMERICAN, DESIGN, PENNSYLVANIA), CYRUS DEZFULI-ARJOMANDI

SPACE, FORM, AND SUBCULTURES: THE USE OF A FIELD STUDY METHOD IN ARCHITECTURE (ITALIAN MARKET), HEE-BONG LEE

VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE IN ITS SOCIAL CONTEXT: A CASE STUDY OF ERESSOS, GREECE, ELEFTHERIOS PAVLIDES

A MEASURE OF SILENCE: LOUIS I. KAHN AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE WALL, ENRIQUE VIVONI-FARAGE

Theses and Dissertations from 1984

WORLD-VIEWS AND THE DESIGN DECISION LITERATURE 1950S-1980S (METHODS, MODELS), MOUSTAFA ADLI BAGHDADI

MOSQUE DESIGN IN LIGHT OF PSYCHO-RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE (ISLAMIC), OSAMAH MOHAMMED NOOR EL-GOHARY

THE IMPACT OF PHILOSOPHICAL AND EDUCATIONAL THEORIES ON SCHOOL ARCHITECTURE (THE BRITISH AND AMERICAN EXPERIENCE 1820-1970), MOHAMED AGELI HAMMAD

Theses and Dissertations from 1983

THE ARCHITECTURE OF COLONIALISM, MOROCCO, 1912-1932: AN INQUIRY INTO THE DETERMINANTS OF FRENCH COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE, MOHAMMED EL MALTI

THE ECOLOGY OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT: TOWARD DESIGNING FOR 'GENIUS LOCI', AYKUT KARAMAN

THE IDEA OF STYLE: GOTTFRIED SEMPER IN LONDON (GERMANY, ENGLAND), HARRY FRANCIS MALLGRAVE

AN ANALYSIS OF ARCHITECTURAL PRESERVATION THEORIES: FROM 1790 TO 1975, GEORGE CHRISTOS SKARMEAS

Theses and Dissertations from 1982

JAPANESE SPATIAL CONCEPTION: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF ITS ELEMENTS IN THE CULTURE AND TRADITIONS OF JAPAN AND IN ITS POST-WAR ERA, CHING-YU CHANG

TOWARDS PROFESSIONAL LEGITIMACY AND POWER: AN INQUIRY INTO THE STRUGGLE, ACHIEVEMENTS AND DILEMMAS OF THE ARCHITECTURAL PROFESSION THROUGH AN ANALYSIS OF CHICAGO 1871-1909, SIBEL BOZDOGAN DOSTOGLU

Theses and Dissertations from 1981

A FORMAL LANGUAGE FOR BUILDINGS, LAILA HAMDI BUSTAMI

SORTES ARCHITECTII IN THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY VENETO, MARCO FRASCARI

Theses and Dissertations from 1980

A METHOD FOR EVALUATING THE FLEXIBILITY OF FLOOR PLANS IN MULTI-STORY HOUSING, LAILA AHMED MOHARRAM

THE PERSONALIZATION OF A HOUSING ENVIRONMENT: A STUDY OF LEVITTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, SAIM NALKAYA

Theses and Dissertations from 1979

THE CHANGING ROLE OF DRAWING AND RENDERING IN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION, RICHARD WALTER LUKENS

Theses and Dissertations from 1978

JEDDAH: A STUDY IN URBAN FORMATION., ABDULLA YAHIA BOKHARI

Theses and Dissertations from 1977

THE POETICS OF THE MOMENT: T. S. ELIOT AND WALLACE STEVENS., IAN EDWARD GLENN

BUILDINGS AS ARTIFACTS OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT: PHILADELPHIA ARCHITECTURE, 1690-1940., RICHARD JAMES WEBSTER

Theses and Dissertations from 1976

ARCHITECTURE OF THE HOSPITAL: 1770-1870, DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY., ROBERT BRUEGMANN

BICENTENNIAL TALES: A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF URBAN REFORM FOR A BETTER PHILADELPHIA: 1947-1976., FERIDE CICEKOGLU OYMAK

EXPLORING THE NATURE OF THE SQUARE PLAN., ALI AKBAR SAREMI

Theses and Dissertations from 1975

SIMULTANEOUS RANDOMNESS AND ORDER: THE FIBONACCI-DIVINE PROPORTION AS A UNIVERSAL FORMING PRINCIPLE., ANNE GRISWOLD TYNG