Every spring, ENVD opens applications for the Honors Thesis Program. Students who are interested in pursuing design and research topics can submit their ideas to be reviewed by the Honors Council. The honors application process is highly competitive, requiring a high GPA, as well as a topic and research question or design problem.
We’d like to congratulate the following 17 students for being accepted into the Honors Thesis Program. Next fall, they will take an advanced research methods class and begin working intensely on their topics. In spring 2019, the students will take an independent study under the guidance of their thesis committee chair, and defend their theses in March.
Honors Thesis Topic: Community Centered K-12 School Design
Honors Thesis Topic: Off the grid housing design
Honors Thesis Topic: Finding Design Inspiration in Nature
Erick Gudvangen Sherwood
Honors Thesis Topic: Architecture & Planning for Major International Events
Honors Thesis Topic: Sustainable skyscrapers
Honors Thesis Topic: Redesigning a National Park Visitor's Center
Honors Thesis Topic: Exploring the link between urban trail typologies, commuting stress indicators, and regional commuting behavior.
Honors Thesis Topic: The development and management of conserved/protected land in Eastern Germany and its relationship with citizens and their wellbeing.
Honors Thesis Topic: Historic Districts and Art Districts
Honors Thesis Topic: Comparative Analysis of Environmental Justice and Hurricane Disasters in Puerto Rico and the Gulf Coast
Honors Thesis Topic: environmental gentrification in urban areas
Honors Thesis Topic: Design and installation of a vertical green wall system on the CU campus
Honors Thesis Topic: Civic Ecology: Green Infrastructure
Honors Thesis Topic: Implementing biophilic design and healing gardens into college campuses to reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
Specialization: Design Studies
Honors Thesis Topic: Environmental sustainability and its effect on the theme park industry
Honors Thesis Topic: Ideological Segregation: Polarization of American Cities Based by Ideological Beliefs
Honors Thesis Topic: Urban Arcology Languages