Indianapolis Commons : an urban multi-use complex, Indianapolis, Indiana

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Parsey, Jerrold T.
Meyer, Bruce F. (Bruce Frederick), 1946-
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College of Architecture and Planning
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The architectual project will be explained by following the design process in the order in which it was executed. Site Selection is discussed first, followed by an analysis and an inventory of the existing and proposed conditions in and around the site. Conceptual site diagrams conclude this section.Objectives and concerns of the project are explained next, after which the problems confronting the development are stated.The following section explains the reasoning for the selection of the project type. Once it was decided upon, an array of similar buildings were examined and documented, followed by a brief discussion of some of the concepts implemented in these buildings.The next section deals with the architectual, psychological and behavorial aspects of visual perception of form and how it is applied to architectural elements. A set of constructs was then developed based on these notions, and woven into the design.The ensuing section examines the design development. The philosophy of the project is further explained, then demonstrated, throughout the concepts and organization behind the design. A program describing each spatial type is then followed by a square foot summary.The last section includes a set of presentation drawings and photographs which should give the reader a more complete understanding of the project. Conclusions drawn by the designer are the final entry.