MLA Thesis Index

Students in the M.L.A. program have the option of completing a thesis or terminal project for fulfillment of their degree requirements. While the majority of students pursue a terminal project within our 606 studio, the Department has produced a number of theses since 1974. This page provides a chronological listing of completed theses, along with links to abstracts for most. All theses are available in the University Library.

2006

Kjer, Tori. Community-Based Landscape Literacy in Slum Settlements.

Murguia, Raymundo.  An Observational Study of Immigrant Laborers in the Landscape Maintenance Industry.

2005

Frieden, Milena.  Recognizing Mutual Self-Interests in the Galapagos Islands.

Menze, Jeanna.  Implementing Multi-Objective Greenways:  The Fate of Competing Objectives in the Cross Florida Greenway.

2004

Fairleigh, Megan.  Innovative Stress Treatment Strategy: investigating the role of gardening in coping with the stress of the military lifestyle.

McIntosh, Montgomery.  EVAS:  A Decision Support System for Planning and Design.

2003

Di Sabatino, Jean. Reciprocity and Mutualism: The Integration of Landscape and Architecture in the Reclamation of the Former Cornfields Rail Yard.

Pullman, Lori L. The Creativity Experience: Examining the Design Process in Landscape Architecture.

Sato, Takayuki. Emotional Responses to Flowering Landscapes.

Simpson, John. Tree Ordinances: Public Opinion Survey Examining Issues of Functionality and Aesthetics in Del Mar, California.

2002

Matsuoka, Rodney H. Increasing the Acceptability of Urban Nature Through Effective Cues to Care: A Study of the Lower Arroyo Seco Natural Park, Pasadena, California.

2001

Swarm, Darryl. Anxiety and Situational Stress in Medical Oncology Patients: An Environmental Study of Landscape Views in Treatment Room Settings.

1992

Hickman, Julie Dee. Hazardous Waste in Landfills: EPA Policy Reviewed from a Landscape Architect's Perspective.

1991

Panattoni, Pamela Ann. Communicating the Value of Landscape Architecture.

Tidwell, Janice. M. Unnatural Nature: Eight Artists Look at Southern California.

Van Atta, Pamela Lynn. Landscape Water Conservation: Toward a Community Education Strategy for the Helix Water District.

1990

Morlock, Suzanne F. Environmental Innovation in Residential Subdivision Design: An Investigation in Orange County, California.

Stine, Sharon R. A Study of Human Factors Related to Food Production in Regenerative Agriculture: A Design of a Preliminary Labor Model at the Institute for Regenerative Studies.

1989

McDonough, Marcia L. Rainforest Conservation and Agricultural Development: Conflict and Compatibility in Baja Talamanca, Costa Rica.

1988

Kudija, Christine Marie. Ecosystematic Stormwater and Flood Management Practices for Southern California.

1986

Paez, John Barry. Guidelines for Water Conservation, Including Integrated Computer Systems for Measuring, Designing and Managing Water Use in the Landscape.

Safford, Joan M. The Community for Regenerative Studies: An Investigation into the Human Role in the Environment.

1985

Oliver, Bruce Alan. Renewable Energy Systems: An Integrated Approach to Environmental Design.

1984

Weikel, Neil S. A Study of Basic Design Courses in Landscape Architecture Education.

1982

Dakan, Kirk Spencer. The Value of Complexity in Environmental Design.

Murayama, Ruth Ellen. Reclamation Techniques for Western Surface Coal Mining.

1977

Snowden, William R. Planning for Wildlife in Urban Areas.

1976

Gross, Susan Jane. The Gardens of Edward Huntsman-Trout.

1975

Oliver, Orville Edwin. Shopping Centers: Behavioral Archetypes and Design Synthesis.

Waldron, William W.. Providing Landscape Architect Design Services for the Average Homeowner.

1974

Dimock, Mark William. Comparative River Basin Planning: A Historiographical Method for the Analysis of Regional Planning in America and China.