High density housing for foreign single graduate students in Ames: a sustainable approach

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2003-01-01
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Selles, Rolando
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Architecture

The Department offers a five-year program leading to the Bachelor of Architecture degree. The program provides opportunities for general education as well as preparation for professional practice and/or graduate study.

The Department of Architecture offers two graduate degrees in architecture: a three-year accredited professional degree (MArch) and a two-semester to three-semester research degree (MS in Arch). Double-degree programs are currently offered with the Department of Community and Regional Planning (MArch/MCRP) and the College of Business (MArch/MBA).

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The Department of Architecture was established in 1914 as the Department of Structural Design in the College of Engineering. The name of the department was changed to the Department of Architectural Engineering in 1918. In 1945, the name was changed to the Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering. In 1967, the name was changed to the Department of Architecture and formed part of the Design Center. In 1978, the department became part of the College of Design.

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1914–present

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  • Department of Structural Design (1914–1918)
  • Department of Architectural Engineering (1918–1945)
  • Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering (1945–1967)

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In American universities the housing system in which students live when classes are in session is considered as important as other university facilities. In order to support the efforts of Iowa State University in addressing the increasing student expectations for housing and after reviewing the students' preferences for housing, this study offers another approach for the housing issue. In this thesis, first, the expectations of housing for foreign single graduate students were identified, and then, a prototype of housing based on sustainable ideas was proposed as a solution. This thesis exposes the deficiencies of the current norms of density applicable to apartments close to campus. In the future we think that the density norms should be changed to represent the necessities of the students. Alternative development standards would permit and support flexible requirements leading to more environment friendly buildings that provide cost-savings to both, the developers and the consumers.

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