Authors/Contributors

Donnie Garrity

Document Type

Thesis Prep

Publication Date

Fall 2006

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

Lawrence, Massachusetts, post-industrial, civic architecture, community engagement

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

"This thesis argues that with a changing population and climate of a city comes the need to re-think how civic institutions engage themselves with their people. I contend that in order for civic architecture to regain its prominence in the city it needs to adapt itself to contemporary society and respond to its needs. The way in which this can happen is through program; if civic architecture can change its stigma by adopting new forms of program that respond to what its community needs, then the civic architecture will become more proactive in its community. Through a new way of programming civic architecture one can engage it to contemporary society."

Additional Information

Advisors: Scott Ruff / Mary Anne Ocampo

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