ARCH 793B: Architecture Directed Design Research Gallery: Directed Design Research


This thesis delves into site as a palimpsest of collective narratives told both through the impact of the natural and built landscapes. Carving, imprinting, gouging, deteriorating, forming, intersecting; verbs of this nature depict-but are not limited to- actions taken on a site. Memories of these actions are stored within a site and weave a flourishing narrative of human relationship with ground. Looking at the infrastructural history of Birmingham, Alabama with regards to the railroad, steel industry, and hydroelectric dams; this thesis reimagines these spaces and structures with architectural purpose.