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Integral Urbanism: Investigating the Materiality and Spatiality of the University of Alberta Quadrangle

  • Author / Creator
    Varga, Scott A
  • The university quadrangle is a space that exists on the majority of North American campuses, yet detailed investigation into the creation, existence and perpetuation of the quadrangle has been minimal. Considering how universities look to distinguish themselves from one another in search of the best students and faculty, the built form of the quadrangle has stayed relatively consistent for over four centuries and is found to be an integral component of the university (Akin 2004). This thesis investigates the University of Alberta’s quadrangle and the adjacent architecture through the theoretical lens of Nan Ellin’s Integral Urbanism and visual methods, such as architectural plans and photographs. My analysis focuses on the materiality and spatiality of the University of Alberta’s quadrangle related to the applicability and actuality of Integral Urbanism.

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  • Graduation date
    2015-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3JQ0T33S
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Human Ecology
  • Specialization
    • Material Culture
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Shields, Rob (Sociology)
    • Strickfaden, Megan (Human Ecology)
    • Oak, Arlene (Human Ecology)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Strickfaden, Megan (Human Ecology)
    • Antoniuk, Tim (Industrial Design)
    • Oak, Arlene (Human Ecology)