Divine Comedy


2015 Syracuse Architecture Thesis Exhibition

The Syracuse University campus was conceived with Beaux Arts intentions, but as it developed, the ideals were lost among insensitive spatial interventions. Axes were cut, symmetries unbalanced, and scales disrespected. The campus became a jumbled collection relationship-breaking buildings - a series of sins.

But because of these sins, the campus became a dynamic, exciting, inflected whole full of juxtaposition and tension.

Rather than removing the guilty, the Divine Comedy narrative is superimposed onto the campus, selectively exaggerating  facades in order to reinforce the unintentional spatial relationships into purposeful gestures.


Type: Campus

Location: Syracuse, New York

Year: 2015

Team: Mark Zlotsky

Advisor: Anne Munly