Title page for ETD etd-12042005-211427

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Regan, Deidre
URN etd-12042005-211427
Title Overlapping Geometries: 1+1=3
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Rott, Hans Christian Committee Chair
Edge, Kay F. Committee Member
Galloway, William U. Committee Member
  • classroom. dormitory
  • Girls' School of Design
  • structural grid
  • studio
  • in-between
  • cubic volumes
  • interstice
  • tartan grid
  • overlapping geometry
Date of Defense 2004-09-16
Availability unrestricted
The idea of two elements overlapping to create a third element is a very simple idea,

yet one imbued with possibility. It can be as simple as two colors combining to create

a new color: yellow + blue = green. This new, third element can stand alone, but it

always retains traces of the two original elements. This third element is enriched by

the two primary elements, and they, in turn, are enriched by this connection. 1 + 1 = 3

The place where two elements come together can become an integral part of both

elements. It can become a central space where ideas meet and intermingle. In such

a way, a school of architecture and design centers around its studio. The studio is, for

the student, the place where living and learning come together. Here, the practicality

of materials meets the theoretical concepts of the classroom. It is often, quite literally,

"home away from home" for the student, who spends many hours working on studio

projects, gathering with students and faculty, trying to bring design theories into


With this idea in mind, a Girls' School of Design is postulated.

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