Title page for ETD etd-01102005-140218

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Hopkins, Steven Jason
Author's Email Address sthopkin@vt.edu
URN etd-01102005-140218
Title Acts of Liturgy
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Rott, Hans Christian Committee Chair
Galloway, William U. Committee Member
O'Brien, Michael J. Committee Member
  • church design
  • Catholic liturgy
Date of Defense 2004-11-19
Availability unrestricted
This project is a Catholic church located in downtown Blacksburg, VA. Whereas many religious buildings seem to rely heavily on iconography in order to designate the building as sacred, this project explicitly seeks an architectural expression of the liturgy that exists independently, but not necessarily to the exclusion of, iconography. Also present in this investigation is the idea of distilling the architectural ideas from traditional elements of church design and applying them in a more modern context.
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