ARCH 793b: Buildings, Drawings, Objects, and Tectonics

Composing Persona

In this thesis, architecture is explored through the lens of persona. What if buildings are just as much of characters in the built environment as the people who occupy them? This study will explore two main determinants of a building’s persona; form and materiality. With collage as a way of working and a nod to the exploration of intertextuality, compositions of both form and materiality will be created. These resulting personas will be asked to interact with each other, just as the buildings architects design are asked to speak to their surrounding contexts.