Date of Award

Spring 6-2-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)


Landscape Architecture

First Advisor

Michael Blier

Second Advisor

Eric Kramer


This project creates an urban sublime experience at an abandoned railroad in order to foster a reflection and healing experience in terms of sexual violence. The big strategy is evoking an urban sublime in the landscape as a bridge to inform, to connect and to heal. The experiment of physical actions to materials and how that could achieve the sublime experience above is also addressed.

In Phase I, the investigation focuses on the definition of sublime and what the sublime is using for. Literature review, site analysis, interviews and experiments are done to clarify the relationship between sexual violence, site and sublime.

In Phase II, the research focuses on rigorous space analysis and material exploration of current site. Precedents studies, models are made to explore possible future programs. A big concept of programming is determined in this phase.

In Phase III, the proposed strategies and ideas are tested by the site-specific design. A series of representation of the space, material and emotional qualities of the space is produced to help exploration.



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