While Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation encourages its students to focus on different issues each semester, they expect a thesis at the end of our three year education. The word 'Values' instantly came to mind for me, as all of my projects deal with coupling different values of opposing user groups.
I chose to use papers of the same weight in different colors to delineate contents of each spread, with single images on the left page, and text on the right. The spine is exposed, metaphorically implying the layers of work throughout the three years. The flip edge is edge painted black to fit the aesthetic of the rest of the book.