Date of Award
Master of Architecture
Jennifer Leigh Thompson
Brian Delford Andrews
This thesis engages a discussion of authenticity and its relationship to architecture, and utilizes the design process to understand the result of employing authenticity as a conceptual approach. The city of study is Memphis, Tennessee. To establish solid grounding, the project utilizes an abandoned building and examines its historical record to understand the site context and history. This project’s typology (primarily housing) aims to promote an active zone, known as a “micro-neighborhood,” for the public to engage socially to reinforce collective gathering and community ownership. This is accomplished through an adaptive urban renewal process that includes economic, environmental, and social redevelopment in an effort to foster community growth.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Rivera, Eric Richard, "Authenticity and Architecture: A Contemporary Stamp of Incompleteness" (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2175.