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    • Advocating Silence 

      Forth, Stephen (Virginia Tech, 2013-06-12)
      The buildings people inhabit everyday frame their existence and provide a backdrop for life. This relationship is inextricable and, as such, begs the question as to whether buildings can function as more than mere containers ...
    • An airport on display 

      Lin, Yuqing (Virginia Tech, 2015-12-09)
      Display and function are a pair of conflicting concepts. The thesis focuses on displaying a sequence of functional spaces which are commonly not exposed to the eyes of the public, in this case, a general aviation airport. ...
    • Among Earth and Sky: A Winery 

      Gaines, Ian Matthew (Virginia Tech, 2014-01-29)
      This project began as a desire for large open rooms, unrestricted by programmatic requirements; a realm where architecture, its meaning, and its purpose could be explored unhindered. I chose a winery and located it among ...
    • Analogy for Appalachia 

      Walker, Blake Mckenna (Virginia Tech, 2013-09-02)
      What follows is a relatively concise attempt at ordering a series of abstracted and formalized vernacular elements within a cohesive whole. A lodge and series of cabins located in Pulaski, Virginia are used as a vehicle ...
    • ARCHITECTURE AND DIALOGUE: Bar and Apartments as Setting for Political and Public Conversation 

      Shealy, Benjamin D. (Virginia Tech, 2010-06-01)
      Human beings by nature are social creatures capable of intelligent and complex interactions. Unfortunately, planning and implementation of the built environment has not always influenced or created opportunities for social ...
    • Architecture and Human Event: a Theatre for the Consortium 

      Keeling, Tom (Virginia Tech, 1999-08-20)
      Architecture is an interaction, a marriage between human event, human need, human spirit and built form. Architects range along the line of this interaction from those that embrace the complexity of humanity and struggle ...
    • Architecture and the Inspiration of the Museum 

      Constantine, Irene Elizabeth (Virginia Tech, 2001-06-15)
      Architecture exists through human experience. As the product of the relationship between a building and a person, architecture gains meaning when it is viewed and contemplated by an individual moving throughout a building. ...
    • Architecture as model and projection 

      Bohlmeyer, John M (Virginia Tech, 2014-10-21)
      This thesis begins as a study for an observatory and ends as a place to simply look upward. Architecture is explored through questions of model and projection. These questions become more and more discernable as the model ...
    • Architecture for the Imagination: A Study of an Elementary Educational Environment 

      Henderson, James M. (Virginia Tech, 1999-04-30)
      This thesis seeks to create an environment that encourages the learning process by addressing issues of emotional and physical well-being. The concept implies that success in learning can be linked to the environment ...
    • Architecture for Urbanity 

      Russin, Mark C. (Virginia Tech, 1997-08-04)
      Designing architecture that reinforces urbanity starts with an intuitive understanding. Urban places are complex, containing many simple systems which combine to make a chaotic whole. This complexity is full of events, ...
    • The Architecture of Concrete 

      Hager Jr., Michael Wayne (Virginia Tech, 2016-11-01)
      The ETD presented is but a simplistic representation of the time spent pursuing a proposition: what is the architecture of concrete? The timeline began in the Fall Semester of 2012 in Alexandria Virginia and ended as a ...
    • Architecture: In the Line of Economy 

      Baumbach, Robert Warren (Virginia Tech, 1997-07-11)
      Three houses are presented in this book. Each house has been designed with distinct site parameters with the expectation that obvious differences in form would occur. The focus of this investigation lies within the significant ...
    • An archive :housing the written history of the citizens of Bucks County, Pennsylvania 

      Graeff, Michael (Virginia Tech, 1998-05-15)

      The growth of any community is marked many times over by the coming of progress which may be regarded either with promise or as a threat. The history of Doylestown records the arrival of train travel as an event.

      It ...

    • Assessing Sustainability in Developing Country Contexts: The Applicability of Green Building Rating Systems to Building Design and Construction in Madagascar and Tanzania 

      Ozolins, Peter Charles (Virginia Tech, 2010-04-30)
      Buildings have significant and complex impacts both in their construction and in their use. Green building rating systems have been developed and promoted in more economically-advanced countries to offer guidelines to ...
    • Blacksburg Central - A New Middle School 

      Stearns, Luke PrayerMountain (Virginia Tech, 2009-05-04)
      Building upon the form of a middle school, this thesis is an examination of several architectural questions. This new middle school is imagined to exist at the old Blacksburg Middle school site on Main street between Clay ...
    • The Brick Panel 

      Hall, Nicole (Virginia Tech, 2005-06-15)
      A masonry wall or panel is made by the stacking of individual units; typically brick, stone, concrete block or glass block. These units are bound together by mortar to form continuous vertical surfaces. Traditionally, ...
    • Building 

      Seavy, Ryan (Virginia Tech, 2014-08-28)
      Building for concrete is temporary. The building of wood and steel stands against the concrete to give form and then gives way, leaving a trace of its existence behind. Concrete is not a building material. One does not ...
    • A Camp in the Desert 

      Heise, Aaron Kent (Virginia Tech, 2006-05-17)
      A house is pulled apart into its separate rooms and joined in the out-of-doors. This collection of rooms is recognized as a camp. This move is in agreement with the site of the house, which is the foothills of the Rincon ...
    • Capturing the Ephemeral 

      Clifford, Kenith Jeramie (Virginia Tech, 2014-09-10)
      This thesis is an investigation into the construction of ephemeral phenomena through material means and at multiple scales. Studies utilized abstract methods that are not immediately relatable to the scale of occupable ...
    • Chinese Scholar Garden Detail with Grace of Rainwater 

      Chai, Dafang (Virginia Tech, 2007-06-06)
      Chinese Scholar Garden Detail with Grace of Rainwater Abstract When the Astor Court / Ming Room was built at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1980, it attracted visitors from all over the world. Replicating ...