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.
Location: Syracuse, New York
Team: Mark Zlotsky
Advisor: Anne Munly