Document Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-1-2010

Capstone Advisor

Jon Yoder

Honors Reader

David Feldman

Capstone Major


Capstone College


Audio/Visual Component



alex coulombe, theatre, architecture, planning, fort jay, governors island, theater

Capstone Prize Winner


Won Capstone Funding


Honors Categories


Subject Categories

Architectural Technology | Dramatic Literature, Criticism and Theory | Performance Studies | Playwriting


The project entails transforming a former military fort into a theater. The scopic parameters native to both fort and theater can provide a field of operation for an architecture that simultaneously mobilizes and exposes the machinery of spectacle. In tandem, amplifying and distorting existing conditions of the fort and repurposing them for a theatrical program can provide catalytic parameters for design that are typically absent when designing from a clean slate.


To be merged with which is lacking the primary thesis document.

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