Many countries like the United States are taking lands that are untouched and putting in new structures stripping away the natural beauty of the site. Structures that once thrived in the past lay in waste as society continues to move forward. Architecture can be used to revitalize abandoned historic structures keeping a balance between respecting the past while designing for the present and the future. This a design thesis that proposes to revive an existing structure by adding a vertical addition for the pedestrian to experience the past, present, and future while rising up.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Buildings--Additions--Design and construction; Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration; Historic buildings--Remodeling for other use
Department, Program, or Center
Alissa De Wit-Paul
Dennis A. Andrejko
Sarmiento, Jostin, "Vertical Adaptive Reuse: Balancing the Past and Present" (2022). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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