"An act of making form"
This thesis is my commitment to this medium of social and personal expression. lt is also, the development of a foundation from which my search for truth, understanding and architecture can continue through time.
The study vehicle is the design of an addition to Cowgill Hall, the College of Architecture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.
The primary determinants which contribute to the addition's form are derived from site, structure and institution.
The solution, an infill language of columns, beams and gravity walls, is ordered by interpreting these ideas into architectural elements that express an open and harmonious environment that encourages the creative spirit to flourish.