Honors Projects


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Internationally known, celebrated, and respected, director Hayao Miyazaki has become a household name by transforming an industry through his films. This research focuses on Miyazaki’s process and the similarities he shares with architects, both in and out of his works. By initially examining his background, the three motifs of architecture, inspiration, and sustainability are explored through works like Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke and more. The results of this research are to inform fans of both architecture and anime about the connection between someone who designs and builds the world, and one who designs and builds worlds.


Architecture and Environmental Design


Architecture and Environmental Design

First Advisor

Patrick Hansford

First Advisor Department

Architecture and Environmental Design

Second Advisor

Dr. Ryoko Okamura

Second Advisor Department

World Languages and Cultures

Publication Date

Spring 4-23-2022