Title page for ETD etd-08092005-154623

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Russell, Paul Floyd
Author's Email Address paulr@hgaarch.com
URN etd-08092005-154623
Title Reflections: Light and Structure in Religious Architecture
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Hunt, Gregory Keane Committee Chair
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Member
Ritter, James William Committee Member
  • light in architecture
  • religious architecture
  • reflections
Date of Defense 1993-05-26
Availability unrestricted
Light is the most sacred phenomenon and the presence of it in a place of worship is the greatest manifestation of God himself. Man can manufacture all the building materials needed to errect the greatest of structures, but only God can fill it with the light of the sun and make the materials come alive. Through the interplay of light and structure the building can seem to be alive. Through the proper execution of structure and material the building can sculpt light and define the time of day and season of year. This then became the genesis of the project; to sculpt light through natural materials and structure in order to bring glory to the creator and provide a sacred retreat for the weary, a rich interplay of light and material coming together to create a worshipful experience.
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