Date of Award

Spring 6-1-2024

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)


Landscape Architecture

First Advisor

Elizabeth Dean Hermann

Second Advisor

Colgate Searle


In the hustle and bustle of modern cities, people are often overshadowed by towering skyscrapers, like a small blade of grass in a concrete forest, obscured by huge shadows, losing the ability to see one's self. Fact about the design of skyscrapers often neglects the human scale, causing individuals to feel disconnected from their surroundings. Existing research has shown that living in dense urban environments with numerous tall buildings can contribute to feelings of being overwhelmed and insignificant. For instance, skyscrapers, while symbols of urban growth and economic power, can also create a sense of alienation among city residents .

I link my research and design approach with tales, images, films, and prints from my cross-border trip experiences. This design seeks to produce moments in the urban experience that inspire individuals to reconnect with nature and enjoy a space of reflection guided by inner silence. Through sensory encounters, the design aims to shape one's views of the surroundings and self, enabling people to hear, see, feel, and witness the environment in a more profound way.



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