Honors Program

Fine and Performing Arts Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Dr. Jeremy Ross

Thesis Professor Department

Engineering Technology

Thesis Reader(s)

Dr. K. Joesph Shrestha


The purpose of this research is to analyze the evolution of outdoor renovations on East Tennessee State University’s campus by examining the effects these renovations have had on students and faculty, and then using this data to propose possible successful renovations to the remainder of the University Commons project. To complete this project, data was obtained through East Tennessee State University administrative faculty interviews, surveys of students residing in campus resident halls, and observations. By examining the impact on behavior, designers and developers are then able to successfully determine the factors that aid in positively influencing human behaviors. Design suggestions were then proposed for the future development of Ross Drive, Pride Walk, and the second phase of the University Commons.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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