Reside: graduate student living in Calgary's beltline

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The need for housing for the university student population is prevalent. As schools grow and attract more students from afar, difficulty arises in providing appropriate housing for their needs. Graduate students are a specific group within the university context, requiring living space that will address the specific needs of the demographic. Moving beyond the programmatic needs of the graduate student, the question can be asked as to how a graduate student can be given a rich living environment conducive to learning. The spirit of place for a student needs to be legible and identified with easily. A place that can be identified with has the ability to create a rich engagement, and can add to academic learning by providing more than the basic needs. Using the concept of threshold can allow a student to read the spaces that they are residing in. This project details a design for a proposed graduate student residence in Calgary's Beltline neighbourhood. Through the hierarchy of public and private spaces and thresholds, it is hoped that a student could identify with the building, allowing for a positively perceived spirit of place.
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Edmonds, J. J. (2004). Reside: graduate student living in Calgary's beltline (Master's thesis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada). Retrieved from doi:10.11575/PRISM/21974