Date of Award

Spring 6-1-2024

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Architecture (MArch)



First Advisor

Malcolm Rio (Primary)

Second Advisor

Pablo Castillo Luna (Secondary)

Third Advisor

Christopher Bardt (Thesis Chair)


This thesis examines the role of architectural surfaces as a staging ground for personal objects that carry with them aspects of memory, narrative, and personal histories. The lived experience within architecture is often dismissed with the architect’s role in a building’s life ending at its physical conception. Architectural representations are often devoid of time, motion and personal histories in sake for spatial clarities. With precedent representations such as period room drawings, motion studies, and photographic guns, there was an interest in developing a representation to better examine the lived experience within our architecture.

By incorporating personal testimonies, accurate bedroom documentations and time based media, a series of three room documentations were conducted over the course of the spring. These resulted in a collection of motion drawings that examine the personal rituals and object trajectories within a domestic space. It argues that the lived experience of architecture should be used as a study to better understand how we curate and imprint onto our personal spaces. The series of three people show the diverse ways in which people live within the confines of architecture.



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