Title page for ETD etd-05162012-011109

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Winnike, Christopher John
URN etd-05162012-011109
Title A Theater for Gallaudet University at Florida Avenue Market
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Chair
Emmons, Paul F. Committee Member
Feuerstein, Marcia F. Committee Member
Kelsch, Paul J. Committee Member
  • Flea Market
  • Everyday Urbanism
  • Urban Design
  • Union Market
Date of Defense 2011-12-14
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This thesis was inspired by the ingenuity

of the inhabitants of the Florida Avenue

Market, in Washington DC. Through

small scale iterative design solutions

and creative use of public space the

residents, street vendors, and small

business owners in the area have

reinvented their urban condition. Using

extremely limited resources, they have

created a unique vibrant urban market

that provides economic, social and

cultural value for their neighborhood

and the city.

Recent political and economic pressures

are causing the market to go through

a major transformation. This project

will propose an urban design vision for

the next evolution of the market which

aims accommodate the expansion of

Gallaudet University, while celebrating

the unique character of the place and

dignifying its current users.

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