Intervening in place: A response to evolving urban coastlines.
Joerdens, Eric Guest
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The beginning of the Anthropocene signals awareness of human's ecological impact on the planet. With emerging technology, knowledge, and theory how can we re-design our built environment to align with ecological parameters? This thesis studies how architecture meets the needs of humans while honoring a place's environment. Through studying sea-level rise and urban areas, a hypothetical program emerges. A new institution is form around the Chesapeake Bay's rising seas and loss of heritage. A new museum of archaeology is sited in Annapolis, Maryland. Around Ego Alley ideas of place-making and regeneration are examined. The place formed around the institution is intended to adapt and utilize rising waters, while attempting to mitigate its' own greenhouse gas emissions.