Date of Award
Master of Architecture
James F. Williamson
Pamela J. Hurley
Timothy E. Michael
Messy architecture is the art of inspiring through the built environment. There exists a strong relationship between this chaotic world we all live in and its impact and influence in the vitality of messy architecture proposed. Messy architecture is powerful and it can inspire children's learning and imagination. This thesis investigates how messy architecture, aligned with an alternative school curriculum - Waldorf education - can inspire children's learning an imagination in regards to the built environment and human experience. By understanding the children's development and needs, the built environment is a tool to nourish children's capacity, preparing them to succeed in life. These ideas, along with research are used for the design of the Waldorf Elementary and Middle School of Downtown Memphis. The thesis serves as a planted seed that could be the catalyst for a much needed school district in the heart of the urban environment of Downtown Memphis.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Pereira, Roselma M Fantin, "Messy Architecture: A Waldorf School as a Place to Inspire Learning and Imagination" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1177.