Date of Submission

Spring 5-7-2024

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Committee Chair/First Advisor

Peter Pittman


Art is an inherent human right, woven into the fabric of society since ancient times. Its profound impact on individuals and communities, as a source of reflection, inspiration, and joy, is undeniable. From serving as a medium for political expression to encouraging introspection and reflecting emotions, art stands as a cultural cornerstone. Yet, its significance extends beyond mere existence; it is deeply intertwined with the environments in which it is presented and experienced.

Growing up in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, there was a noticeable absence of spaces for artists to thrive, which negatively affected the growth of artistic talent in the community. While sports and education were encouraged, those with creative inclinations often felt like outsiders. As these artists matured into adults, they continued to lack professional settings to showcase their work. While office buildings and coworking spaces cater to traditional desk-bound jobs, professional artists often find themselves without suitable environments to flourish.

Recognizing this disparity, there is a growing awareness of the importance of creating conducive environments for artists to thrive and develop. This architecture thesis embarks on a journey to explore the design principles of spaces specifically tailored to the diverse needs of artists. By delving into the intricate interplay between spatial organization, communal dynamics, and amenities, the thesis aims to conceptualize an environment that transcends its functional purpose.

It aspires to become a dynamic and vibrant hub for artistic collaboration, experimentation, and networking. The goal is to foster an ecosystem that not only nurtures the myriad talents of artists but also encourages innovation and facilitates professional growth within the artistic community. In doing so, it seeks to contribute to the narrative of art as a vital and integral part of the East Flatbush community, shaping its evolution and impact for generations to come.

Included in

Architecture Commons