Date of Award

Summer 6-1-2024

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Architecture (MArch)



First Advisor

Armando Hashimoto

Second Advisor

Trevor Herman Hilker


The (Matter)ial Revolution proposes a fundamental shift in how we approach the built environment, drawing inspiration from historical precedents like the Roman Spolia and adaptive reuse strategies of past civilizations. Instead of the conventional cycle of demolition and rebuilding, this architectural movement advocates for learning to work with existing structures and materials – re-appropriating and re-circulating them to create new forms. It demands a return to craftsmanship, methodology, materiality, and non-standardization.



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