Processing The Program: Considering The Architectural Brief

dc.contributor.authorSykes, Brian Harrisonen
dc.contributor.committeechairEmmons, Paul F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberFeuerstein, Marcia F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberPiedmont-Palladino, Susan C.en
dc.contributor.committeememberSchippers, Johnen
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:46:21Zen
dc.date.adate2010-11-29en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:46:21Zen
dc.date.issued2009-06-19en
dc.date.rdate2010-11-29en
dc.date.sdate2010-10-04en
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 owner'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 "pre-graphia" 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 building's purposes change, at varying rates, so will certain aspects of architectural performance.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen
dc.identifier.otheretd-10042010-113555en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-10042010-113555/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/35290en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartSykes_BH_T_2009(4).pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectBriefen
dc.subjectProgramen
dc.subjectArchitectureen
dc.titleProcessing The Program: Considering The Architectural Briefen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen
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