Document Type

Report

Production/Collection Location

JOSHUA

Depositor

UTA

Abstract

ABSTRACT

BIOPHILIC DESIGN ON THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT

ARLINGTON CAMPUS: COMPARISON OF 1999-2024

Makayla Thompson, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies

The University of Texas at Arlington, 2024

Faculty Mentor: Andrew Milson & Meghna Tare

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is home for many students and the care of this college campus environment is essential. Over the years many improvements have been made to help students have a higher quality experience at UTA. This study addresses a historical pursuit of the development of UTA’s campus environmental features, also known as biophilia, between the years of 1999-2024. Biophilia is the environmental features containing natural elements within an architecturally designed space. Biophilic environmental features on UTA’s campus and the resulting student experience enhancement are the purpose behind the research. This research examines the historical establishment of the UTA campus biophilia and the transformation of biophilic design to make space for students to have a better quality of life at UTA. The paper encompasses a case study of the UTA Master Plans ranging from 1999-2024 including local news reports, and an analysis of peer reviewed research about biophilic properties on college campuses. The purpose of the study is to improve the biophilic environment at UTA, and the findings can be applied to create a more inviting space for students to be a part of a beloved community on campus. By analyzing these documents this capstone will tell the story of how past and present biophilic design affect the students and UTA community.

Publication Date

5-2024

Language

English

Faculty Mentor of Honors Project

Andrew Milson & Meghna Tare

License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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