Date of Submission
Bachelor of Architecture
Edwin Akins II
This thesis aims to understand the process of adaptive reuse from the point of view of an owner and architect while uncovering the difficulties faced in schematically assessing existing building value and determining steps needed to preserve structures for continued occupation. This thesis will look at three approaches to the redevelopment of an existing building located in Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn District, each proposing a different degree of deconstruction while measuring the associated short-term capital and long-term operational cost of the building owner. A new metric is proposed to facilitate building evaluation and cost projection that is organized around six categories; structure, interior, envelope, systems, site, and historic value.
Robinson, Rebecca E., "Evaluating Adaptability" (2017). Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year. 38.