Thesis & Capstone Projects



2024 MLA CAPSTONE STUDIO

2024 MLA Capstone recap displaying the work of students in the 2024 Capstone Studio.

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Emotional Infrastructure: Through time, place and disruption, fostering a culture of care in post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand

Laura Durgerian, 2019. Advisors: Lynne Manzo and Rachel Berney

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First, Let us Look Together. through forests, trees, wood, and building 

Bennet Walker Song, 2020. Advisors: Daniel Winterbottom, Kimo Griggs

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Planning For Pest Readiness: Building Climate Resilience in Seattle’s Urban Forest with a Community-centric Approach

Luyu Zeng, 2021. Advisors: Jeff Hou, Lynne Manzo

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Vertical Landscapes: Learning From a Rock Climbing Perspective

Ellie Murray, 2021. Advisors: Julie Johnson, Branden Born

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Living Laboratory: A Circular Framework for North Seattle College

Emilio Craddock, 2021. Advisors: Gundula Proksch, Julie Johnson

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Unsettling Prairies: A Critical Reimagining of Fire Management in Cities

Jocine Velasco, 2021. Advisors: Ken Yocom, Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, Clarita Lefthand-Begay

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Design with Diploria: Coral Infrastructure for a New Coastal Future

Matt Grosser, 2020. Advisors: Ken Yocom and Jacqueline Padilla-Gamiño

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Nourishing Neighborhoods: Cultivating Local Food Connections in the Urban Environment

Asya Snejnevski, 2020. Advisors: Ken Yocom and Julie Johnson

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Pier Pressure: Addressing Ecological Opportunities of Nearshore Infrastructure in Lake Washington’s Union Bay

Krista Doersch, 2020. Advisors: Nancy Rottle and Ken Yocom

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Voices of Impact: Assessing the Felt Impacts of Open-Pit Gold and Copper Mining in British Columbia

Ilsa Barrett, 2020. Ken Yocom and Catherine De Almeida

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Exploring the Potentials of Interdisciplinary Studios in the University of Washington College of Built Environments

Yuansi Cai, 2020. Advisors: Branden Born, Julie M. Johnson, and Rachel E. Berney

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Marking Risk and Response: Design Interventions to Support Citizen Science Monitoring of the Trans Mountain Pipelines

Peter Samuels, 2020. Advisors: Catherine De Almeida and Jeff Hou

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A Bouquet of Benefits: Floriculture and Ecosystem Gifts in an Urban Industrial Zone

Elizabeth Housley, 2020. Advisors: Catherine De Almeida and Ken Yocom

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Navigating Extractive Entanglements through the Synthesis of Infrastructure and Ecological Function in Iquitos, Peru

Hope Freije and Rhiannon Neuville, 2020. Advisors: Julie Parrett, Leann Andrews, and Coco Alarcón

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Reimagining the amphibious city: From health data to ecological design in an Amazonian informal community

Rebecca Bachman, 2020. Advisors: Leann Andrews and Nancy Rottle

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