• MArch

    A. Ryan Coleman
    Alix Daguin
    Aubrey Davidson
    Benjamin Leavitt
    Blake Hudelson
    Cesar Adrian Lopez
    Clara Tresgallo
    Clarissa Urquico
    Dane Bunton
    David Fredlund
    Desiree Fox
    Edgardo Peña
    Garrett Ryan Miller
    Greg Baker
    Hadit Mejia Castro
    Jaime Pangelinan
    Jasmine Zhou
    Kenneth Lin
    Kristina Kotlier
    Lawrence Davidson
    Lee Seon Hou
    Matthew Arnold
    Michael Atherton
    Mulhem Khogeer
    Nastaran Mousavi
    Osma Dossani
    Philip Jones
    Sarah Lucy Estephan
    Tammy LePham
    Zachary Moore

  • Garrett Ryan Miller - CCA Graduate Thesis Events

    Garrett Ryan Miller

    Urban Primitivity_1
    Urban Primitivity_2
    Cave, Hill, Forest
    Compressity
    Soundtheque Concert Hall_1
    Soundtheque Concert Hall_2
    Soundtheque Concert Hall_3
    Urban Rooms_1
    Urban Rooms_2
    Urban Rooms_3

    Urban Primitivity_1

    Urban Primitivity set in Midtown, Manhattan on 5th Avenue

    Digital_2013

    Urban Primitivity_2

    Border Conditions of Manhattan

    Digital_2013

    Cave, Hill, Forest

    Filtered tectonics of Manhattan

    Digital_2013

    Compressity

    Blending districts across infrastructural lines

    Digital_2012

    Soundtheque Concert Hall_1

    In collaboration with Mike Atherton

    Digital_2012

    Soundtheque Concert Hall_2

    In collaboration with Mike Atherton

    Digital_2012

    Soundtheque Concert Hall_3

    In collaboration with Mike Atherton

    Digital_2012

    Urban Rooms_1

    Mission Housing

    Digital_2011

    Urban Rooms_2

    Mission Housing

    Digital_2011

    Urban Rooms_3

    Mission Housing

    Digital_2011

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    garrettmiller21@gmail.com

    www.garrettryanmiller.com

    Thesis Abstract

    The modernized grid-planning of cities like Manhattan has forced what we traditionally define as “nature” out from urban cores. The post natural urban landscape of Manhattan, shaped by an investment in technological progress and efficient building design, has created harsh boundaries between what we would typically call “city” and what we typically would call “nature.” Nature is either pushed to the periphery of the city, where an exact boundary line is formed, or nature is artificially embedded like in the case of Central Park, pocket parks (Paley Park), or the beautification of avenues through the planting of urban greenery. This thesis has been invested in uncovering a potential third condition that exists between the city and nature: what I define as the primitive or Urban Primitivity. The primitive confuses the boundaries between City and Nature, allowing urban forms and spatial typologies found in natural environments to approach one another and cross-pollinate…all in an effort to uncover new urban natures for a post-natural Manhattan. If one were to look at Manhattan through the lens of Urban Primitivity, plazas and lobbies can act as caves, sidewalks and floor plates can extend and merge together to create hill-like formations, and forests of columns meander, cluster, and disperse to allow for pseudo-enclosures and openings.