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dc.contributor.authorSykes, Brian Harrisonen_US
dc.description.abstractThe architectural program is often seen as a shopping list of requirements the client presents to the architect with the expectation the architect will create a design solution to address the ownerâ s requests. The shopping list may or may not be created with the assistance of an architect. The program in this form is often the result of some form of analysis. The design is then intended to be a formal synthesis. This reductionist approach to architectural program degenerates the capacity of the program to merely solidified functional relationships. Additionally, this approach limits the concept of the program to the initial pre-design phase of the life of the building. My thesis offers a more provisional approach to the concept of the program - breaking apart constant architectural concerns within the pre-design portion of the project into individual concerns/programs to be addressed, and then recombining those individual aspects through a series of contingent imaginings, or processing. Accepting contingency, or the impermanence of various conditions within the architects sphere of influence, as a key aspect of a â pre-graphiaâ moment, provides the architect with an opportunity to embrace patterns of change within architecture and the world at large. Architecture should address topics such as transforming construction technologies, the individual site as it changes over time, or patterns of bodily inhabitation and imagine possibilities for a project . As a buildingâ s purposes change, at varying rates, so will certain aspects of architectural performance.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.titleProcessing The Program: Considering The Architectural Briefen_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US of Architectureen_US Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairEmmons, Paul F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFeuerstein, Marcia F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPiedmont-Palladino, Susan C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSchippers, Johnen_US

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