Fine Arts Building for Taylor University

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Show simple item record Stephens, Dale H. en_US 2011-06-03T19:45:41Z 2011-06-03T19:45:41Z 1971 en_US 1971
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 1971 .S73 en_US
dc.description.abstract The thesis problem for this student was to design a Fine Arts Building for Taylor University. Taylor University is located in Upland; a small, rural town in Grant County, Indiana. This location is not isolated because of an interstate located nearby which offers access to large urban centers with no more than a few hours travelling time.The problem was initiated with a study of the area around the campus to discover the predictable effects of time and change. The sources used for this study were the Grant County Master Plan and the Taylor University Master Plan. Through this study it was found that the university master plan was not taking advantage of all of the potentials offered by the area.A new master plan was developed that utilized all of the existing facilities of the campus and designated a zoning for the future construction to develop spatial flows and relationships that would facilitate and accent the student's activities. The primary criteria obtained from the new master plan for the individual building solution were a spatial definition role and a responsibility to Involve students with the activities of the building.The essence of a Fine Arts Building is the striving of an individual towards a goal of creative expression. The real problem is the striving of expression by 500 individuals and how to facilitate this activity with an architectural solution.The intangible goals of the design were to establish an environment for exchange between students, both those involved with the fine arts curriculum and the rest of the campus and public population. By achieving this, an individuals knowledge and scope of awareness is increased in comparison to what he could have learned in a cloistered environment.The tangible goals of the design were to provide a systems enclosure that would not limit the potentials of expression of the students and also provide them with the necessary services for the execution of their selected media of expression. In the attainment of this goal it was desired to provide the systems to the students in such a manner that the visual interest of the viewer was focused on the activities of the artist and not on the systems themselves.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 110 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title Fine Arts Building for Taylor University en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis. Thesis (B. Arch.)
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