Title page for ETD etd-07242009-155522

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Jones, Christopher Shields
URN etd-07242009-155522
Title SubUrban Highrise
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Edge, Kay F. Committee Co-Chair
Galloway, William U. Committee Co-Chair
Jones, James R. Committee Member
  • Highrise
  • Car
  • Driveway
  • Yard
  • Urban
  • Suburban
Date of Defense 2009-06-16
Availability unrestricted
Urban homes are vertical. Suburban homes are horizontal. They are two distinct typologies. Both urban and suburban homes relate to their location, vertical like the city, and horizontal like the


These homes are very recognizable in the American landscape. Suburban homes are 1-2 stories with a garage, a yard, and tree-lined streets. Urban homes are many apartments stacked on top of each other within a single building, each with a small balcony and a parking garage underneath.

What about the in between? What happens in the spaces that are not quite urban, and yet not quite suburban? So many people live in these spaces today. They want the excitement and jobs the city offers, but they also want the comfort and space of the suburbs, especially for their families.

This building is a response to those spaces, a building that is urban, but is also suburban.

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