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Adaptive Living in the City
(Virginia Tech, 2016-06-28)
Although living in the city can provide many benefits, it also provides many issues as well. Housing costs are constantly increasing, both physical and mental spaces are sacrificed, and our innate connection to nature is ...
A position on architectural education
(Virginia Tech, 1990)
The City of Aetheria
(Virginia Tech, 2014-04-21)
Winston Churchill said "We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us." And this holds true for our cities as well. The intent of this thesis is to develop an understanding of the origins of the city, historic theories ...
Virginia Gravity Flow Winery: A Transformative Journey
(Virginia Tech, 2018-07-09)
This thesis is embodied by the design of a new gravity flow winery on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northern Virginia. The 100 acre site is home to an existing winery with grape vines aged over a decade. ...
(Virginia Tech, 2017-10-18)
Chinese urban villages which have grown over time have difficulty to operate as a healthy urban environment. As a consequence, residents are often forced to move to the boundary of the city although many prefer its narrow ...
Architectural Kinetics: A Study of Operable Mechanisms for Different Types of Envelopes
(Virginia Tech, 2014-03-13)
Accepting that one of the main duties of an architect is mastering the tectonic expression of the building and its architectural effect, could there be a mechanism that allows a building or object to change its expression? ...
Edifying Design-Build: Towards a Practice and Place based Architectural Education
(Virginia Tech, 2018-03-23)
Architecture in its primitive form enacted a relationship of making between intentions and outcome. Post- industrialized modernization has created a multiplication of complexities, resulting in a profession that has ...
In Search of the Organic: An Unequivocal Exploration into the Principles of Organic Architecture
(Virginia Tech, 2016-07-06)
The architecture is a multi-venue performing arts complex consisting of a full-scale opera house, a mid-size open-air theater, a small recital salon, and an outdoor arena-style street-stage. The building is sited at Buzzard ...
Urban Rhythms of Washington DC
(Virginia Tech, 2016-07-11)
How can architecture serve as a catalyst to strengthen a transitioning neighborhood without displacing or replacing the local community? Cities bear the weight of continual change. Across the United States, urban communities ...
Structure & Freedom - A Montessori School in Georgetown
(Virginia Tech, 1996-06-28)
The design challenge of this project was to create an engaging environment for learning; one that through its architecture, encourages discovery, sensory and intellectual development and stewardship of the environment. ...