Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1393

Date

2015

Date of Award

4-28-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Major

Architecture

Committee Chair

Jennifer L Barker

Committee Member

Sherry L Bryan

Committee Member

Michael D Hagge

Committee Member

Jennifer L Thompson

Abstract

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.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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