Defense Date

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Interior Design

First Advisor

Christiana Lafazani

Second Advisor

Roberto Ventura

Third Advisor

Emily Smith

Abstract

For a physical space to have an emotional impact on those who experience it, we must consider the connection and relationship between objects and experience, and how people make individual connections to insentient places. It is this symbiotic relationship that allows a building or space to attain a “soul”.

Through the adaptive re-use of a Richmond, Virginia building, this thesis project explores strategies of staging physical interaction and organic experiences through art and culture in the context of a mixed-use niche hotel.

Rights

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Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-12-2016

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