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(Virginia Tech, 2004-02-04)
Out of a dialog of order and building, the cruciform finds presence in the plan and section of a temporally significant house. This is a study of the dialectic between the ideal and the empirical in architecture.
Healing Through Movement: A Support Center for Bereaved Parents
(Virginia Tech, 2016-08-16)
My personal experience on loss inspired me to consider how parents who lose children to cancer, accidents, or other terrible things are able to deal with the loss. Where did they go for support? How did they learn to ...
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 ...
Oasis in the Desert
(Virginia Tech, 2016-08-18)
Downtown districts of cities are usually the first areas to be developed and can inform one of how and why growth occurred in a particular instance. Las Vegas, an oasis within the Mojave desert, originated due to its ...
Chinese Scholar Garden Detail with Grace of Rainwater
(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 ...
Roanoke Passenger Train Station: Framing Icons
(Virginia Tech, 2010-06-07)
This thesis explores the framing of graphical qualities of the passenger train and the city of Roanoke, Virginia. A passenger train station frames these icons and brings people directly to the train. This framing creates ...
Nocturnal Flight: Dynamic Imagination in architecture
(Virginia Tech, 2009-02-20)
The journey for my thesis wanted to be romantic and fantastic like our lives. We can maintain daily life in any given day with short compositions of memories.Every time you think about a moment, the memory reveals a different ...
Therapeutic Architecture: Housing for People with Dementia
(Virginia Tech, 2005-05-11)
An environment strongly influences the behavior of individuals with dementia. A well designed physical environment can maintain and enhance the ability to function and improve quality of life. My thesis uses a residential ...
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. ...
The Liminal Shift
(Virginia Tech, 2018-07-09)
Malawi is currently identified as one of the poorest countries in the world, based upon economic factors and the large dependence of the country on foreign aid. Poverty is endemic, but how does one measure factors such as ...