Date of Award
Master of Architecture
Paula J. Myers
Pamela J. Hurley
Timothy E. Michael
By using Classical and Traditional design, coupled with contemporary planning strategies, can a municipal zone be transformed into a more active and contextually representative asset to the community? Firehouse #1 in the town of Somerville, Tennessee is in need of renovation and expansion due to the recent purchase of a pumper truck that will not fit within the current facility. Furthermore, the firehouse does not meet the contemporary needs of the fire department. The building suffers from a lack of training space and deteriorated and sub-standard living and working conditions. As the scope of the project was investigated, an opportunity was identified to renovate the municipal interests that surround the immediate project site. This area, as well as Somerville as a whole, lacks sufficient civic activation. Using the firehouse renovation as the centerpiece, civic activity will be increased in the immediate area.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Burns, George William, "Lost and Found: Rediscovering Classical and Traditional Architecture" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1397.