Type of Document Master's Thesis Author McCullough, Julie Graham Author's Email Address email@example.com URN etd-02252000-16290057 Title perspective: design of Cascades visitors' center Degree Master of Architecture Department Architecture Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Davis, Albert Jack Committee Chair Cortes, Mario C. Committee Member Galloway, William U. Committee Member Keywords
Date of Defense 2000-02-11 Availability unrestricted AbstractConsider the construction of a perspective drawing. The perspective is made by drawing lines between a point of origin and several focal points. A series of lines connect the focal points to one another. The culmination of lines drawn from origin to focal point and focal point to focal point describes a place. The perspective is a view, or window into this place. The relationship of these three elements - the origin, focal points, and view - is analogous to the development of a architectural project.
The origin is a point of beginning. Each architect brings a set of experiences and ideas to the project. The project springs from the architects’ knowledge and ideals. The focal points involve the design development of a project. They relate to the areas of study and discovery for the project. Some foci are specific to a site or program. Some foci further investigate design intentions and how they relate to a given program. The links between foci create a place. Each drawing or description of this place is a view into the project. This thesis outlines the origins, focal points and views of a design for a visitors’ center located in southwestern Virginia.
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