Authors/Contributors

Bianca Tulloch

Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

Spring 2012

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

Jamaica, picturesque, resort design, tourism

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

"Current resort architecture in Jamaica fails to engage the local community and regional culture; depending largely on historically established perception of the landscape to attract tourists for economic development. I contend that architecture has the ability to enrich a cultural perception of island culture through cross-programming activities that cater to both types of island inhabitants. Redefining traditional spatial relationships between programs, landscape, society, culture, and nature can foster new interactions between island natives and tourists, resulting in a touristic consciousness, moulding the tourist into a visitor. An architecture that responds to sire through strategies of both eco and heritage tourism whose primary objective is to cater to the community can not only strengthen the local economy but also works to sustain the area ecologically while promoting local character and identity."

Additional Information

Advisors: Terrance Goode / Sekou Cooke

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