Co-existence: Stiltsville

Susan Claire Lauredo, Florida International University


This thesis will seek a resolution of the tension between the presence of the community of stilt-homes in the water in Biscayne Bay, known as "Stiltsville", and the ecological, cultural and historical objectives of Biscayne National Park, the legal jurisdiction in which Stiltsville is located. The question if a co-existence can be achieved with Stiltsville and Biscayne National Park was accomplished through an in depth study of the environmental, historical and architectural context of Stiltsville and Biscayne National Park. The results of the analysis were applied to create a program and an interactive center that will reside in Biscayne National Park. The interactive center will act as a catalyst for the preservation of Stiltsville. The solution articulates a dialog with the environment and concludes that a co-existence can and should happen with Stiltsville and Biscayne National Park.

Subject Area

Architecture|Landscape architecture|Area Planning and Development

Recommended Citation

Lauredo, Susan Claire, "Co-existence: Stiltsville" (1998). ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU. AAI1391347.