Title page for ETD etd-08262009-211158

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Barrett, Elizabeth
URN etd-08262009-211158
Title Speaking Through Architecture: The Sound and the Structure of the Story Made Material
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Emmons, Paul F. Committee Chair
Feuerstein, Marcia F. Committee Member
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Member
  • Storytelling
  • Performing Arts
  • Sound
  • Narrative Structure
Date of Defense 2009-05-01
Availability unrestricted
This is an architectural thesis for the creation of stories. Through the collection of memories and ideas, stories are discovered and then assembled to form objects of intent. The proposed design is also a hybrid - a hybrid of spaces, both formal and mundane, structured to form a unique body that is an extension of city from which it originated.

The architectural project, located at the Dupont Circle North Metro exit in Washington, DC, houses performance, teaching and office space for the Speakeasy DC organization. The collection of spaces delineated in this design was inspired by characteristics of storytelling, structure and sound, and by the specific nature of the site. These spaces were then assembled to create a places of discovery (in markets and offices), reflection (in libraries and workrooms), and performance (in auditoriums and cafes).

  Filename       Size       Approximate Download Time (Hours:Minutes:Seconds) 
 28.8 Modem   56K Modem   ISDN (64 Kb)   ISDN (128 Kb)   Higher-speed Access 
  Barrett_ER_T_2009.pdf 20.40 Mb 01:34:26 00:48:34 00:42:29 00:21:14 00:01:48
  Barrett_ER_T_2009_Copyright.pdf 6.20 Mb 00:28:42 00:14:46 00:12:55 00:06:27 00:00:33

Browse All Available ETDs by ( Author | Department )

dla home
etds imagebase journals news ereserve special collections
virgnia tech home contact dla university libraries

If you have questions or technical problems, please Contact DLA.