Title page for ETD etd-0827103-121346

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author McElmurray, Daniel W.
Author's Email Address dmcelm1@lsu.edu
URN etd-0827103-121346
Title Exedra: Form and Function in the Landscape
Degree Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.)
Department Landscape Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Van L. Cox Committee Chair
Sadik Artunc Committee Member
Suzanne Turner Committee Member
  • commemorative design
  • memorials
  • public spaces
  • streetscape features
Date of Defense 2002-11-12
Availability unrestricted
This study resulted in the development of design guidelines used to create a contemporary exedra, in relationship to commemoration in the landscape. Through research and field investigation, an assessment of forms, materials, uses and locational characteristics of the exedra provides an understanding of the dynamics of the relationships between the elements of the exedra. By understanding the historical and commemorative nature of the exedra, landscape architects can utilize the form to create freestanding or structurally-integrated exedral forms as a solution to the identified need for the development of human-scale, urban places which commemorate people, places, and events.
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