Archives for the ‘Architecture’ Category

Exciting Green Updates in Rainy Berlin

By • Jun 30th, 2017 • Category: Architecture, Honors Thesis, Research

The past two weeks doing my Monroe research have been both exciting and exhausting. Starting to begin research by reading articles, researching buildings, and reaching out to companies was a heafty feat, but I am glad to say that I have been able to keep up with it, despite also going to class and taking […]

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In Summary: Words and Pictures Tell the Story of a Place

By • Aug 27th, 2015 • Category: Architecture, Honors Thesis, Research

Bear with me, cause this post is gonna be a long one. As the summer has come to a close, I must present you with the fullness of my research. I have constructed a timeline of the events surrounding the architecture of the Fan, and hopefully shed some light on the reasons for such architectural […]



An Architec-TOUR of the Fan

By • Jul 15th, 2015 • Category: Architecture, Honors Thesis, Research

Ahhhh the Puns! But anyway, while I was out finding houses to photograph and draw around the Fan I thought I would take the time to put together a little video tour of some of the more famous and architecturally significant buildings. So I’ve made a little video for you to enjoy and included the […]



Refocusing

By • Jun 22nd, 2015 • Category: Architecture, Honors Thesis, Research

First, let me apologize for the long absence between my last post and this one. Second, I must admit to being a tad overwhelmed. I had thought my research would start with the history of the Fan and its architecture. Afterwards, I would use the information I’d uncovered to make sketches of individual houses in […]



And So It Begins: The First Post and Preliminary Research

By • May 28th, 2015 • Category: Architecture, First post, Honors Thesis, Research

Today I found myself at the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library. Even now, I sit at a worktable among the books, staring past the potted plants on the sill of the massive library windows and out into the city. It is a good library for my researc…



Spaces of Williamsburg

By • Apr 19th, 2015 • Category: Architecture, Honors Thesis, Research

When I arrived in Williamsburg in August of 2014, the first thing I noticed were two polarizing forces.  The first was the renowned spectacle of living history ala Colonial Williamsburg, situated next to the equally historic College of William and Mary.  The second was that Williamsburg is full of empty architectural spaces.  In some ways, […]



A Visual History of The Fan District

By • Mar 18th, 2015 • Category: Architecture, Honors Thesis, Research

My summer research will be centered around the evolution and history of architecture Fan District of Richmond, Virginia. The Fan is a neighborhood in Richmond that has been growing and changing for more than a century. So named for the way its streets …



The (Dialectical) Architecture of our World

By • Aug 27th, 2014 • Category: anthropology, Architecture, Honors Thesis, Research

For my final post, I’d like to briefly meditate on a problem which I left unaddressed in my first blog post, and which has loomed behind both of my posts since then.  This blog post was titled “From Design to Practice” (http://upperclassmonroe.blogs.wm.edu/2014/06/02/from-design-to-practice/) and in it I argue with what I call the “design model” of […]