Title page for ETD etd-12222003-071202

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Grutzius, Heather L.
URN etd-12222003-071202
Title The Nature of Building A Public Arts Complex in Washington, DC
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Emmons, Paul F. Committee Chair
Holt, Jaan Committee Member
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Member
  • gallery
  • theatre
  • crane
  • construction
Date of Defense 2003-05-30
Availability unrestricted
"Construction is the art of making a meaningful whole out of many parts. Buildings are witnesses to the human ability to construct concrete things. I believe that the real core of all architectural work lies in the art of construction. At the point in time when concrete materials are assembled and erected, the architecture we have been looking for becomes part of the real world." -Peter Zumthor

The human experience of construction is the subject of this thesis. Through study of the materials, methods and tools of constructing, this work aims to reveal the nature of building through form, materials and detail.

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