Date of Award
Master of Architecture
Jennifer L Barker
Sherry L Bryan
Michael D Hagge
Jennifer L Thompson
As the architecture student begins the journey of architectural education, elements of architecture are dissected for the sake of study and analysis: form becomes an aesthetic representation of building as object, material is conceived of conceptually, light is thought of as aesthetic element, and the architect becomes an autonomous designer of space. However, the users that move through these spaces daily have a different interaction: they feel materials, have a connection to the elements of light, time, volume, and are also designers within spaces. These human interactions with space are vital elements of the human experience and identity. A study of the architect’s role within the process is described in the design of a new rape crisis center for Memphis, serving a population that is underrepresented, both in society and in place.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Hoover, Megan Lane, "Redefining the Process: Overcoming Architectural Nihiliphobia and Inspiring the Creation of Place" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1176.