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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Golenor, Lesley Ann
URN etd-01152010-023654
Title Learning the City: A Community College and Mixed-Use Neighborhood for Washington, D.C.
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Chair
Emmons, Paul F. Committee Member
Holt, Jaan Committee Member
Kelsch, Paul J. Committee Member
  • L'Enfant
  • transit
  • plaza
  • urban design
  • library
Date of Defense 2009-08-28
Availability unrestricted
As city dwellers, we are students of our environment, continuously learning how to interact with and contribute to the urban realm and to the world at large. This thesis explores how a school can expand the culture of a neighborhood, how a neigborhood can shape the identity of a city, and how a city can cultivate the growth of a person.

The project consists of a master plan for a community college, mixed-use neighborhood, traffic circle, and streetcar station. Within the larger plan sits a Library and Student Center, which emerges as the iconic piece of architecture for the school and the neighborhood.

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