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Title:Design for a student homestead at a land-grant university: integrating vernacular patterns, local systems, and ecological heritage
Author(s):Carlson, Samantha
Advisor(s):Sears, Stephen M.
Department / Program:Landscape Architecture
Discipline:Landscape Architecture
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):student homestead
Land-grant university
reconciling ties between landscape architecture and agriculture
human scale
Abstract:The purpose of this thesis is to design a contemporary student homestead at a Land-Grant university. The student homestead is to function as a model system for research, education and demonstration. The history of homesteading, historic settlement patterns and the early mission of land grant institutions inform the design. Inquiry transitions to a focused study on landscape architecture practitioners and academics during the decades of rural reform and beautification, which spanned the progressive era. The investigation sets forth a foundation and allows a dialog between historic and contemporary homestead design. Finally, programming on site is suggested based on successful small agriculture operations witnessed during series of Midwest small farm tours. The value of the proposed plan is that it accommodates a contemporary Land-Grant mission.
Issue Date:2012-05-22
Rights Information:Copyright Samantha Carlson 2012
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-05-22
Date Deposited:2012-05

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