The adaptive reuse of the federal building and post office, Muncie, Indiana

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dc.contributor.advisor Seager, Andrew R. en_US Otrakul, Weerawudht en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:33:04Z 2011-06-03T19:33:04Z 1981 en_US 1981
dc.identifier LD2489.Z785 1981 .O87 en_US
dc.description.abstract In order to find a plausible adaptive reuse solution for the former Federal Building and Post Office In Muncie, Indiana, which has been vacant and deteriorating since 1979 despite its significance, the characteristics of the building are analyzed in regards to the concept of historic preservation. A substantial graphical presentation is employed to assist the analysis.Five alternatives are identified as appropriate forms of adaptive reuse for the building. These alternatives, ranked in order of appropriateness, are:museumcultural-study centerart galleryconference center with office spaces showroom-office buildingImproving the reuse probability of the building is provided in five categories:adding usable floor areaupgrading building's thermal controlprovision of proper vertical transportationimproving historical integrityutilizing the advantageous environmentA proposal for converting the former Federal Building into a facility for the Ball State University Art Gallery is also included in the thesis in the form of spatial layouts, conversion work and cost estimation. The probable cost in converting the building according to the proposed plans is in the range of $1,307,516 - $1,451,812 or $40.26 - $44.70 per square foot.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent iv, 82 leaves, 42 leaves of plates : plans ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Historic buildings -- Remodeling for other use. en_US
dc.subject.other Muncie (Ind.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Conservation and restoration. en_US
dc.title The adaptive reuse of the federal building and post office, Muncie, Indiana en_US Thesis (M.S.H.P.)
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