Date of Award
Master of Architecture
Michael K. Chisamore
Pamela J. Hurley
In today’s society, when people migrate to a new setting, it can either be a welcoming or neglecting experience. It affects one’s sense of place, his or her relationship to the community and, therefore, his or her being. The challenge is to work toward the restoration of the site and respect the old, while still embedding a sense of refuge and identity to the place.The intent of this thesis is to create intimate and social gathering spaces with multi-sensory experiences that produce a meaningful attachment to place, community, and one’s self. The design process of this thesis demonstrates that the key to design thinking is integration of both the poetic image and the rational. This is explored through the adaptive reuse of an existing building and a ravine located in the Edge District of Memphis, Tennessee. Additionally, a new building is designed as transitional residences.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Jimenez, Andrea Del Cisne, "Memphis Low Line and Community Hub: Creating a Place for Refuge" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2020.