Date of Award
Master of Architecture
I was fortunate to grow up near New Orleans, Louisiana, a city overflowing in culture and history. Growing up there taught me about the influence of architecture on a place and how it comes into existence out of the surrounding context. Memphis, Tennessee, like New Orleans, is a city rich in culture and history, but due that every place that makes up the earth’s landscape is different in some way, Memphis is another city along the Mississippi River with unique features that set it apart from other places around the globe. The thesis investigates those unique features and how architecture should differ, depending on the direct influence of the context. By understanding the context of the chosen site and letting it guide design decisions, the thesis will act as an example of how architecture is the organic result of the contextual influences embedded in a place.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Gray, Andrew Taylor, "Context in Mind: Contextual Influences in Architecture" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1243.