Architecture Program


First Advisor

Jason Griffiths

Date of this Version

Spring 4-29-2019

Document Type



Engler, L., Eric. (2019). PAPi Design + Build. April 29, 2019


A Design Thesis Presented to the faculty of The college of Architecture at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Architecture, Major: Architecture, Under the Supervision of Professor Jason Griffiths. Lincoln, Nebraska: May 2019

Copyright 2019 Eric Engler


My thesis explores design build. I set out this thesis to try and explore the relationship between my experiences doing design build and the implications in can have in the built environment. My maker experience started with furniture in high school and shifted into cabins and micro dwellings through architecture school. Design Build is what I want to pursue after graduation with an aim of setting up a practice where I can do design build projects. My current interest lies in micro-architecture because its a scale I feel I can be in complete control of the outcome. Also a smaller scale is within the scope of my capabilities to produce. My capabilities consist of a workshop near Cortland, tools and equipment that will assist me in the process of construction and delivery, and various other things that will contribute to the finished building. The challenge is: Given my capabilities, how can I construct a dwelling using a combination of modules where the design is successful in an assortment of different situations. This process has help guide me to have a more clear vision and path towards my professional goals.

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