Selected LAR Master’s Thesis Projects
See the list below for links to selected LAR master’s theses completed since 2015. All thesis books are housed online at VT ETDs.
- Fettig, Jake Alan. Nothing is Perfect, But Something is Just Right: Redevelopment of Inner-Ring Suburbs – Integrating Ecological Systems into Modern Urban Villages.
- Najafi Ashtiani, Azadeh. Creating Shade in Arid Climates: A Welcoming Landscape Based on Zoroastrian Beliefs for the Towers of Silence.
- Cortez, Amanda Pedersen. Sense Your Neighbor: Design for Bridging Social Capital in Diverse Spaces.
- Darr, Alexander Norton. Agroforestry in the Temperate Landscape: Precedent, Practice, and Design Proposal.
- Schiavoni, Alexandra Elizabeth. The Causeway: Bridging Disaster Relief, Recovery, and Climate Adaptation in the Anton Ruiz Watershed.
- Hersch, Nicole Susan. Reframing the Ditch.
- Geng, Bowen. Sacred Groves in Burial Grounds.
- Zhou, Xiaolan. Landscapes in Process: Designing Future Relationships between the National Mall and Cockeysville Quarry.
- Selvam, Shruthi. Nature-based Playground, Design for Children with Autism.
- Gelman, Daria Lvovna. Walkability through Challenging terrain: Connectivity between Frederick Douglass National Historic Site and Anacostia Community Museum.
- Lawrence, Rebekah Hope. An Uncomfortable Memorialization: Remembering Textile Industrialization in the South.
- Hagstrom, Richard Evan. Strategic Concessions: Negotiating Human Land Use to Serve the Habitat Needs of the Eastern Meadowlark.
- Philen, Melissa. A Bunker Garden: Mindfulness-Based Landscape Design to Restore Physicians from Burnout.
- Hunter, Ian du Bois. Transformative Materiality: Theory Development and Application in Sand, Wind, and Water.
- Curtis, Jeffrey Wilson. Rest Area Wilderness Experience: Reimagining the Design of Rest Areas on Interstate 64.
- Soares Souza de Souza, Aline Regina. Beauty in everyday landscapes: film as a method of investigation of sensual perception, human action, movement and landscape performance in cities.
- Arledge, Lauren Habenicht. Wind-Abilities: A Mixed-Use Model for Thoughtful Wind Farm Design.
- Cadwallender, Mary Virginia. Comparative Landscape Infrastructure in Kolda, Senegal and Washington, D.C.
- Rosato, Dagmar. Aqua.Street.Scapes: Interpreting Natural Hydrologic Processes while Enhancing the Urban Streetscape.
- Courtney, Paige Therese. Rising Water: Harnessing the Process of Sedimentation for a Flood Resilient Coastal Landscape.
- Tacey, Carlin Renee. Renegotiating the Edge: Creating an Inspired Reality in the Potomac River Watershed.
- Wang, Xueyu. A Using Permaculture to Enhance Urban Food Security: An Abandoned Golf Course Case Study.
- Brooks, Robert Allen. Developing Inclusive Community Gathering Places Through Socially Driven Design Strategies.
- Proctor, Nicholaus. The Added Value of Community Engagement in Public Design for Landscape Architecture Professionals.
- Senes Jr, Raymond Nicholas. Analyzing Physical Characteristics that Support Sense of Place and Context-Sensitive Community Design in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
- Hu, Zhewei. Aqua + Culture: Intergrating Fish, Farming, and Flood-control Systems on Four Mile Run.
- Cao, Fan. Preferences of Social Interaction for Environmental Attributes Among Grandparents Who Are Taking Care of Grandchildren in Two Chinese Residential Communities Located in Shanghai, China.
- Javaherigilani, Eliana. Yes, And… The Improvising Landscape of the Displaced.
- Asgarifard, Aniran. Static Machines, Fragile Loads.
- Baradaranfallahkheir, Navid. Home Away from Home.
- Hasan, Lama Osama. The Urban Floodscape: Revealing, Carving, and Placing the Historic Klingle Ford Road.
- Jalaian, Yasaman Rose. City Infrastructure and Fractured Space: Creating Continuity in a Fractured Urban Fabric.