The adaptive reuse of historic urban late industrial buildings
Master of Architecture (MArch)
First Advisor's Name
Nathaniel Q. Belcher
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
R. Thorn Grafton
Third Advisor's Name
Date of Defense
It is the intent of this thesis to provide adaptive intervention that respects and preserves the significant features of historic urban late industrial buildings while enhancing their cultural and economic role within the city that developed around them.
The Dinner Key Boat Yard, in Coconut Grove, will be used to demonstrate the conclusions of this study. Research into the practice and philosophies of historic preservation, and the local history; will be used to identify the attributes of historic value in the case site. An analysis of the surrounding area and case studies of parallel precedence will be used to determine a viable reuse program. The synthesis of this information will determine the new intervention.
The resulting programmatic elements selected for the case site, museums, boat yard, restaurant, and pedestrian connector, are formally expressed to reflect the development, evolution, and public benefits of technology in late industrial society.
Diaz, Joaquin, "The adaptive reuse of historic urban late industrial buildings" (1999). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2801.
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