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Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)
Year Degree Awarded
Month Degree Awarded
Design for Deconstruction, Retail, Recycling, Deconstruction, Green, Sustainable
In our fickle economy today, retail can be booming one year and going out of business the next. When things aren't going so well commercial retail buildings are left vacant and then can become eyesores that lead to a communities economic downturn. This thesis proposes a solution by designing commercial buildings for re-use by designing for deconstruction; so that whole buildings can be disassembled and relocated, or that building components can be recycled back into the materials loop.
Kathleen R. Lugosch
Ray K. Mann