Architecture, College of


Date of this Version

Spring 5-9-2022

Document Type



A Design ThesisPresented to the Faculty ofThe College of Architecture at the University of NebraskaIn Parti al Fulfi llment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Architecture, Major: Architecture, Under the Supervision of Professor Jeff rey L. Day, FAIA, and Frank Ordia. Lincoln, Nebraska: May 2022

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In the absence of direct public investment solutions, Prototyping Attainability, explores how the combination of building typologies and land uses can achieve attainable housing strategies by striking a balance between shared community spaces and optimizing density, without disrupting the existing residential landscape. Through this exploration of research and design, strategic changes in zoning, regulation and typologies will be brought forward to aid the framework process of solutions to the housing crisis not only within Nebraskan communities, but in communities nationwide.