Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Departmental Honors


Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning


In the words of Carlo Scarpa, "remembering is like constructing and then traveling again through a space" (Scarpa 2000). It is my desire to illustrate the importance of using a collective memory and emotion when designing a space. To demonstrate my findings I will relate the importance of memory and emotion, as tools designers can use in conveying meaning through design, with four different memorial spaces. These memorials include the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C.; the Meditation Space in Paris, France; the Oklahoma City Memorial in Oklahoma City; and the East Side Gallery in Berlin, Germany. It is my hope that a greater understanding of the collective memory will enable me, as a designer, to create spaces that embrace this concept and give a new light to other readers.



Faculty Mentor

Caroline Lavoie