Title page for ETD etd-021299-010543

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Russin, Mark C.
URN etd-021299-010543
Title Architecture for Urbanity
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Rott, Hans Christian Committee Chair
Brown, William W. Committee Member
Weiner, Frank H. Committee Member
  • Blacksburg
  • urban
  • architecture
Date of Defense 1997-08-04
Availability unrestricted
Designing architecture that reinforces urbanity starts with an intuitive understanding. Urban places are complex, containing many simple systems which combine to make a chaotic whole. This complexity is full of events, incidence and energy. In creating an architecture for urbanity, complexity is used to release the potential of a place to be urban.

The purpose of the building proposed by this thesis is to reinforce the ideas of urbanity in historic downtown Blacksburg. It supports the expansion of the downtown urban density along Main Street and at the same time provides an important urban node, manifesting the meeting of the Town of Blacksburg and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. It is an architecture that supports urbanity.

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