Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Parsons, Marc Alan Author's Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-02212001-220230 Title Life in the City: Housing, History and the Supermarket, An Episode in Urban Architecture Degree Master of Architecture Department Architecture Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Hunt, Gregory Keane Committee Chair Holt, Jaan Committee Member Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Member Keywords
- vertical zoning
- design process
Date of Defense 1996-06-30 Availability unrestricted AbstractThe project began as a response to a proposal to construct a suburban style grocery store and surface parking lot in the middle of an existing residential neighborhood, including the substantial demolition and 'strip-mall' conversion of a historic theater located on the Washington, DC site.
The Thesis evolved as an exploration of how do we reconcile our contemporary mercantile needs within the urban environment; specifically, how can one incorporate a suburban-scaled, 'big-box' retail structure in an existing, complex urban context.
The proposal that follows offers an integrated, mixed-use and contextually sensitive solution, incorporating a full size grocery store (the most fundamental of our consumer needs) with multiple levels of parking below, new residential row-housing and commercial space above - retaining and restoring both the historic theater and the overall neighborhood fabric.
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