Architecture + Urban Design

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THESES

In all cases, these theses are the independent academic work of individual graduate students who were supported in part as Research Assistants on various design tool development contracts. (Available only through University Microfilm, Ann Arbor, Michigan)


"SOLAR-5: Passive Solar Design Tool," Shin Yoshikama, Master of Architecture, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UCLA, 1978.

[Describes the development of the initial version of SOLAR-5]

"SOLAR-4: Algorithmic Design, Decision Making in Energy Conscious Design," Joel Eugene Lakin (ne Loveland), Master of Architecture, Thesis, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UCLA, 1984.

[Describes the expert system now used in SOLAR-5].


"Computer Aided Window Shading Design Tool: SOLAR-2.PC," Chreng-Rong Sheu, Master of Architecture, Thesis, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UCLA, 1986.

[Describes the first version of the SOLAR-2 window-sunshade design tool].


"SOLAR-6, A Computer Aided Passive Solar Design Tool," Shang-Jean Hwang, Master of Architecture, Thesis, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UCLA, 1987.

[This is the first microcomputer version of the program that is now known as OPAQUE].


"A Micro-computer Design Tool for Climate Responsive Design of Opaque Building Elements," Abdul Nasser Ahmed Abouela, Master of Architecture, Thesis, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UCLA, 1989.

[Describes a revised version of the program now called OPAQUE adding a windows-like graphic user interface].


"A Design Tool for Displaying the Effects of Thermal Mass: Enhancing SOLAR-5," Vijay Kumar Sehgal, Master of Architecture, Thesis, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UCLA, 1989.

[Describes the importance of thermal mass and shows a number of examples of how it is input in SOLAR-5].


"A Computerized Architectural Consultant for Climate Responsive Design," Mark John Clayton, Master of Architecture, Thesis, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UCLA, 1989.

[A discussion of expert systems and how guidelines can be derived from climatic data].


"Climate Consultant 1: A Computer Aided Climate Analysis Tool for Architects," Alexander A. Acenas, Master of Architecture, Thesis, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UCLA, 1989.

[Describes most of the first PC color version of Climate Consultant showing all the basic charts].


"SUPERLITE Design Interface," Upadi Yuliatmo, Master of Architecture, thesis, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UCLA, 1991

[Describes a new interactive 3-D graphic output design tool to aid architects in understanding the daylighting performance of their building as analyzed by analysis programs such as SUPERLITE 1.01]


"Climate Consultant 2.0: A Computer Aided Climate Analysis System," Yung Hsin Li, Master of Architecture Thesis, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UCLA, 1991.

[This thesis describes the total redesign and all new additions to Climate Consultant including the windows-like graphic user interface.]


"Hyperdocuments in Architecture: The Economics Evaluation of Energy Responsive Design Decisions," Brian Schroeder, Master of Architecture, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UCLA, 1993

[Describes the development of Energy Economics Primer]

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