Document Type



Master of Architecture (MArch)



First Advisor's Name

Monica Tiulescu

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Henry Lares

Third Advisor's Name

Gray Read

Date of Defense



This thesis explores how architecture can be designed to react to changing conditions. In the design I address how the occupants of a building may change the exterior façade based on a change of events or on group size. This creates an architectural language on the façade for pedestrians and motorists to read those activities that are occurring.

The design project is a hybrid recreational center and plaza that is designed for the use of small groups and can be adapted for larger groups. By manipulating the ground plane I create spaces where the spectator becomes the display and the display becomes the spectator. The public spaces at the center are a casual stage for movement, while private spaces at the edge offer places for spectators to overlook events. The movements at the center and edge are displayed on the façade creating a system of information.




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