AbstractsGeography &GIS

Scale Effect; Experience of Scale in Natural Landscapes: A Washington Parks Information Center on Seattle's Waterfront

by Kyle Kinney

Institution: University of Washington
Year: 2015
Keywords: Downtown; Landscape; Parks; Scale; Seattle; Washington; Architecture
Record ID: 2057927
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1773/27352


Parks and public lands in Washington are continually in a state of distress stemming from various social, environmental, and political factors. The current system of parks, operated by multiple government agencies, does not adequately provide informational services to a growing Seattle population of residents and tourists. Through a highly accessible information and experience center in downtown Seattle, this thesis investigates the interaction between architectural and landscape scale to enhance the experience of obtaining Washington parks information.