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Below is a list of theses completed by our program graduates organized by year completed. 


Theses by Year Completed
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    2018
     
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    2017
     
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    2016

    Joyce Hahn - Measuring Daylight: Analysis Of Daylighting At LACMA’s Resnick Pavilion



    Kai Yin - Building Bridges: Filling Gaps Between BIM And Other Tools In Mechanical Design 


    Lisha Deng - Exterior Glare Simulation: Understanding Solar Convergence From Concave Facades Using Heat Maps 


    Dennis Chow - Blind To Light Loss: Evaluating Light Loss Through Commercial Building Facades As A Contribution To Urban Light Pollution 


    Jaehyun Moon - Considering Occupants: Comprehensive POE Research On Office Environment Of Southern California 


    laria Toldo - Informing Conservation: Implementation Of Building Information Modeling Systems For Architectural Heritage 


    Mohammad Aljammaz - Daylighting Tubes In Riyadh And Los Angeles: Comparison Of Culture And Market Penetration 


    Shinjini Bhattacharjee - Determining Solar Envelope Geometry For Sites With Existing Buildings 


    Qianqian (Sunny-Fan) - Facade Forensics: Visualizing Thermal Data In A Building Information Model 


    Kai Yin - Building Bridges: Filling Gaps Between BIM And Other Tools In Mechanical Design 


    Brittany Moffett - Envisioning Seismic Los Angeles: Data Visualization Techniques For An Interactive Seismicity And Building Response Map Application 


    Edna Catumbela - Green Facades Morphological Analysis: A Taxonomy Development Tool For Design Assistance 


    Maral Rahmani - Climate-Responsive User Interface: Environmental Control In Residential Facilities Using User-Centered Approaches 


    Aditya Dharane - Bridging The Energy Gaps By Using Measured Weather, Occupancy, And Submetered Data 


    Kim Cheong - Impact Of Occupants In Building Performance: Extracting Information From Building-Related Data 


    Kelly Burkhart - Evaluating Daylighting Design Expectations: POE To Improve Future Daylighting Design Decision-Making        

     

     
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    2015

    Fahad Alshiddi - Pre-Cast Concrete Envelopes In Hot-Humid Climates: Improving Envelopes To Reduce Cooling Load And Electrical Consumption


    Yiyu Chen - Environmental Adaptive Design: Building Performance Analysis For Climate Change


    Chao Yang - Energy Use Intensity Estimation Method Based On Building Façade Features By Using Regression Model


    Spurthy Yogananda - Green Roofs: Study Of Various Parameters And Their Influence On The Building With Respect To Climate Zones.


    Bo Yi - Improving Thermal Conditions: Development Of An Automatic Thermal Control System Using Human Skin Temperature

    Varshini Raman (2015)


    Geoffrey Becker - Ctrl+Z: Exploring The Effects Of Undoing Retrofits To Pre-War Buildings In Los Angeles        


    Angella Johnson - Fire Engineering And Vertical Evacuations In Ultra High-Rise Buildings    

                 

    Mohammad Hijazi - Bridging The Gap: A Methodology To Support Bim Data Exchange For Building Energy Performance, Simulation, And Analysis


    Hui-Ling Chang - Evaluation And Optimization Of Solar Control Screens: Using Daylight Simulation To Optimize Solar Control Screen Geometry


    Sebanti Banerjee - Daylighting Prediction: An Evaluation Of Lighting Design Software For Analysis Of Daylighting In Buildings


    Shang Sun - Energy Efficient Buildings: A Method Of Probabilistic Risk Assessment Using Building Energy Simulation

     
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    2014

    Elham Motevalian - Double Skin Facade Performance: The Effect On Daylight And Visual Comfort


    Maria Spastri - Transforming Double Skin Facades: Energy Saving Potential Of Dynamic Environmental Control In The Cavity


    Varshini Raman - Ieq And The Impacts Caused On Occupants: A Poe Study Of An Office Building


    Rui Zhu - Human-Environment Interaction: Potential Use Of Pupil Size For Office Lighting Controls


    Alejandro Gamas - Grasshopper-Diva-Etc:A Parametric Envelope-Modeling Workflow For Daylight And Thermal Quality


    Praveen Sehrawat - Urban Energy Modeling: Contrasting Building Energy Simulation Using Gis Tools With Validated Energy Simulation Tools


    Chenchuan Trent Qian - Thermal Lag Addin For Revit: Analysis Wall/Roof Section And Energy Saving

     
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    2013

    Stephanie Egger - Airflow Investigation On Fabric Structure Forms: A Fluid Dynamic Analysis 


    Zakarya Alahmed - Double-Skin Facades In Hot-Arid Climates 


    Meng Gong - External Structure For Existing Buildings In Seismic Zones: Tensile Envelope For Structure Renovation: Lateral Drift Reduction In Existing Structures Using External Devices

     

    Michael Makris - Structural Design Tool For Performative Building Elements: An Automated/Semi-Automated Grasshopper Plugin For Inventing New Or Unusual Informed Form 


    Tyler Tucker - Performative Shading Design: Parametric Based Measure Of Shading System Configuration Effectiveness And Trends 


    Aireen Batungbakal - Chromic Glass: Light And Acoustics Properties From Glass To Facade Systems: Simulating The Relation Between Smart Glass And Laminate Glass Using Its Reflective And Refractive Properties 


    Nura Darabi - Life Cycle Comparison For Commercial Buildings: Resource Efficiency Of Retrofit Versus Replacement 


    Ioli Papaioannou - Smart Facades For Environmental Control Systems: A Smart Façade Contributing Effectively To Air Pollution Treatment. 


    Mika Yagi - “Watts Per Person” Paradigm To Design Net Zero Energy Buildings: Achieving Maximum Energy Savings By [Re] Defining The 2,000 Watt Society 


    Yue Liu - Effective Lighting Shelf And Form Finding: Development Of The Lighting Shelf Design Tool And Energy And Lighting Performance Integrated 


    Tighe Lanning - Economizer Performance And Verification: Effect Of Human Behavior On Economizer Efficacy And Thermal Comfort In Southern California 


    Sananda Mukherjee - Green Roof Design Guidelines For Office Buildings In Different Climates: A Thermal Performance Assessment Through Energy Modeling

     
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    2012

    Priyanka Padmanabhan Nayar - Improving Thermal Comfort In Residential Spaces In The Wet Tropical Climate Zones Of India Using Passive Cooling Techniques: A Study Using Computational Design Methods


    Morgan Wiener - Unitized Double Skin Façade Assemblies: Achieving The Needs Of Future Envelope Systems Through Construction And Performance Advances


    Yi-Lun Cheng - Digital Tree Simulation For Residential Building Energy Savings: Shading And Evapotranspiration


    Aishwarya Balagopal - Design Proposal And Analysis Of Curved Brace System To Reduce Drift In Moment Frame Structures


    Guang Yang - Energy Simulation In Existing Buildings: Calibrating The Model For Retrofit Studies


    William Vicent - Comparing Visual Comfort Metrics For Fourteen Spaces Using Simulation-Based Luminance Mapping


    Sukreet Singh - Zero Net Energy Institutional Building


    Won Hee Ko - Tilted Glazing: Angle-Dependence Of Direct Solar Heat Gain And Form-Refining Of Complex Facades


    Feng-Cheng Chiu O'Connor - Effects Of Building Plan Configuration On Lateral Load Responses


    Han Sang Kim - Seismic Retrofitting With Cost Effectiveness: Steel Braced Frame, Steel Moment Frame, Concrete Shear Wall, Concrete Moment Frame


    Geman Wu - Studies In Preliminary Design Of Fenestration: Balancing Daylight Harvesting And Energy Consumption

     
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    2011

    Babak Zareiyan - Performance Of Roof Materials High SRI, Low SRI, And Green Roof In California Climate Zone 8 Los Angeles, California


    James Jesse Domanski - The Viability Of Wind Energy Harvesting On Low Rise Buildings In The Built Environment: A Case Study Of The Los Angeles Metro Area


    Yang Shen - Geothermal Heat Pump's Energy Effect And Economical Benefits


    Mohamed Mansour El Sheikh - Intelligent Building Skins: Parametric-Based Algorithm For Kinetic Facades Design And Daylighting Performance Integration


    Xin Zhao - An Investigation On Using BIM For Sustainability Analysis Using The LEED Rating System


    Hanshu Yin - Glare Studies: Comparison Of Three Glare Indices, HDR Imaging And Measured Values


    Hamad Abdullah L Olayan - Harvesting Energy With Solar Panels And Adaptive Shading For Building Skins: A Case Study Of An Office Building In Saudi Arabia

     
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    2010

    Lutao Wang - Design Of Double Skin (Envelope - As A Solar Chimney: Adapting Natural Ventilation In Double Envelope For Mild Or Warm Climates


    Deepa Chandrashekaran - Air Flow Through Louvered Openings: Effect Of Louver Slats On Air Movement Inside A Space


    Jason P. Kirchhoff - Solar Thermal Cooling And Heating: A Year-Round Thermal Comfort Strategy Using A Hybrid Solar Absorption Chiller And Hydronic Heating Scheme


    Jamil Binabid - Vertical Garden: The Study Of Vertical Gardens And Their Benefits For Low-Rise Buildings In Moderate And Hot Climates


    Ryan Hansanuwat - Kinetic Facades As Environmental Control Systems: Using Kinetic Facades To Increase Energy Efficiency And Building Performance In Office Buildings


    Tai Uey Huang - Energy Saving Integrated Facade: Design And Analysis Using Computer Simulation


    enneth A. Griffin - Night Flushing And Thermal Mass: Maximizing Natural Ventilation For Energy Conservation Through Architectural Features


    Elham Moore - Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC - A Study On AAC For Low-Rise Structures In Southern California


    Lei Fu - Glass Beam Design For Architects: Brief Introduction To The Most Critical Factors Of Glass Beams And Easy Computer Tool


    Vasudha Rathi - Disaster Relief Transitional Emergency Shelter: Environmental And Structural Analysis Of Two Prefab Modular Emergency Shelters For Three Different Californian Climate Zones

     
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    2009

    Anupam Jain - Development and Validation of a U-BIM Model For Mitigation of the Urban Heat Island Effect


    Emily Kemper - Using Architecture in the Fight Against Global Warming Presenting [...] 


    Taehyun Kim - Comparison of prefab homes and a site built home: Quantitative evaluation of four [...]


    Ben McAlister - Conservation and Reconstruction of Textile Blocks: An Investigation of Issues Concerning the Manufacture, Preservation and Replacement of the Concrete Exterior of the Freeman House in Hollywood, California.


    Aran Osborne - Landscape & building solar loads: Development of a computer-based tool to aid [...] 


    Daniel Riggin - An Analysis of Underwater Habitats: A Development of the Outline for Aquatectural [...]


    Angela Vargas - The Textile Block System: Structural Analysis and Alternative Seismic Upgrading to [...]


    Kimmi Wiebe - Biomimetic Design of the Building Envelope: Biological Climate Adaptations and Thermal Controls in the Sonoran Desert


    Tianxin Xing - A Teaching Tool for Architectural Acoustics

     
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    2008
     
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    2007
     
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    2006
     
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    2003
     
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    2002
     
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    2001

    Felipe Hernandez - Underwater Farming Colonies: a New Space for Human Habitat


    Bean Ching Law - Online Portfolio Repository for Students of Architecture


    Nazneen Sabbavala - Thermal Performance of Straw Bales

     
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    2000

    Madhavi Chavan: - DSnF: Design Studio of the (near - Future


    Rebeka Vital - A Case Study Comparing Measured and Simulated Acoustical Environments: Acoustical Improvements of Verle Annis Gallery


    Anish Tripathi - Augmented Reality Application for Architecture


    Geetika Tandon - A Web-based Teaching Tool on Thermal Processes in Buildings

     
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    1999

    Vagish Narang - WebArc: Control and Monitoring of Building Systems over the Web


    "Wan" Svastisinha Runsrithep - Passive Cooling for Thailand


    Sonal Puri - The Essence of Vaastu-Shilpa Shastra: A Multimedia Teaching Tool


    Archit Jain - Interactive Teaching Tool on the Web: Site Solar Access

     
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    1997

    Catherine Houston - UBC Code Supplement


    I. Mazzoleni - SBMA: The Online Sustainable Building Materials Advisor


    A. Jain - VRSolar: An Exploration in Web Based Interactive Architectural Teaching

     
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    1995

    E. Setiadarma - A computer aided teaching tool for sun shading devices


    S. Japee - Visual discomfort and occupant interaction


    S. Keskinel - Superinsulation applied to manufactured housing in hot, arid climates


    C.I. Jo - An analysis of theological and technical aspects of lighting in a sacred Christian space

     

     
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    1994 AND BEFORE

    I. Alturki - Physical models to study natural light in atria and adjacent spaces for qualitative and quantitative energy reducing opportunities


    S. Bharali - Study of California energy codes and US energy performance standards applicable to Bombay


    H. Fuchs - Compilation of ecological design and planning information for a reference text on sustainable architecture


    K. Puri - Study of building codes applicable to the Himalaya foothills, to improve energy standards for small scale vernacular buildings


    A. Yuan - Computer animation system to teach passive cooling strategies for hot humid climates


    P.C. Wang - Reflective light plenum to direct daylight to office interiors


    S. Hrisafovic - A computer program to teach passive solar design


    U.P. Yeh - Computer aided solar envelop design


    R. Singh - Software integration for value conscious design


    Y. Kim - Simulation of the configurations for solar houses


    H.C. Wang - A cross-ventilation study on a building with skip-stop corridors


    L. Nkuo - Passive cooling methods for mid to high-rise buildings in the hot-humid climate of Douala, Cameroon, West Africa


    T.H. Al-Qahtani - A passive cooling system for residential building in the eastern province desert in Saudi Arabia