This Is AuburnElectronic Theses and Dissertations

Entering the Interspace




Sharp, Adrian

Type of Degree



Landscape Architecture


This thesis document explores the relationships between topography, transportation infrastructure, and the experiential self within the urban context of Atlanta Georgia. The site undergoing exploration exists at the crossroads of two major interstates, 1-85 and I-20, and is composed of the disparate pieces of terrain situated between heavily programmed highway corridor spaces and the laboriously engineered topographies existing within them. A series of carefully constructed landforms seeks to represent the revelatory power of personal engagement with this terrain using spatial, functional and performative criteria. The designs also seek to epitomize the power of topographic operations as a principle aspect of landscape architectural design.