Hyun Oh Koo
(designer)Peter M. Wheelwright
(thesis advisor)Nathalie Rozot
(thesis advisor)Phil Gabriel
(thesis advisor)Alexa Griffith Winton
(thesis advisor)Derek Porter
Master planning, in its strategic form, should be defined as an initial step in urban development. On the other hand, tactical approaches to urban development allow for a more complete and higher degree of urban design process, since they allow for the local understanding of a place. There is an attention to social context, including history, culture, and current issues, helping to achieve a more specific evaluation of any site. I am investigating both strategic and tactical approaches using lighting design as a response to the current social and human contexts at, under, and around the elevated subway (the Elevated” at Queensboro Plaza in Queens, New York). My thesis attempts to reveal - through light - the importance of cooperative design on the macro and micro scales. Moreover, it attempts to unveil a new dialogue: one that addresses infrastructure, current technologies, and local welfare.
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