Document Type



Master of Architecture (MArch)



First Advisor's Name

Gray Read

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Nathaniel Belcher

Third Advisor's Name

Marilys Nepomechie

Date of Defense



This study analyzes transitional areas between public and private space in order to develop a design that might improve social interaction in the city. Architectural elements in specific pedestrian friendly spaces within the Miami area were identified and analyzed as social spaces in terms developed by Ali Mandanipour.

Proximity, visual permeability, intersection, layering, and monumentality are design strategies used in many projects to enhance individual encounters. These strategies typically apply to transitional areas and serve as the direct physical links perceived by individuals moving between public and private areas. This project explores the different approaches to transitional areas in the design of an art gallery and surrounding artists' studios on Lincoln Road.



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