Date of Submission

Spring 5-8-2023

Degree Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Committee Chair/First Advisor

Marietta Monaghan


Architectural education has evolved through the years to conform within the contemporary styles of the eras. Classical styles are typically labeled as outdated. This causes traditional design and architectural history courses to be sidelined into the lecture-based methods rather than the typical studio setting. Studio courses are the prime section of education within architectural universities, and the studio environment fosters the development of contemporary designs, materials, and methods. This thesis project brings traditional, proportionate design back into the studio and hands-on instruction. With a focus on residential design, “Designing Home” outlines a proposed focus studio for upper-year architecture students interested in home design. The students will learn about the essentials and instances of residential design based on historic precedent and proportional values to be applied in their own contemporary residential designs. This thesis breaks down every element of the home to research and analyze its original function, evolution, and modern application. “Designing Home” is a compilation of in-depth research valuable for anyone interested in home design.

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Architecture Commons