Rice University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Rice University makes its graduate theses and dissertations available online at no cost to end users. These electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) cover the period from 1918, when the first dissertation was issued to H. E. Bray, through the most recently processed graduating year. Occasionally a thesis or dissertation may be be missing from the repository. If you are unable to find a specific dissertation, please let us know and we will attempt to make it available through the repository, provided that the author has not elected for it to be embargoed.
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(1989)A critical issue of contemporary urban design is that of the transformation of ringroad and highway development on the periphery of urban centers into elements of urban connection. There is a search for a generative syntax ...
(1989)This thesis proposes to use the water gardens of the mid-sixteenth century Italy as a paradigm for building a water garden in Houston, Texas. Specifically, the Villa Adriana in Tivoli, 131 A.D., the Villa Giulia in Rome, ...
(1983)The intention of this thesis has evolved subtly, but significantly over the course of the semester. In its initial state, the thesis proposed to establish rule structures for neo-rationalism and post-modernism, and ...