Paradigms of Parallel Performance
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With this thesis design, Paradigms of Parallel Performance, I propose the reconstruction of a new 182,000 square-foot middle school facility for the city of Minot, North Dakota located on the north bank of the Souris river. The old Erik Ramstad Middle School was recently destroyed in the 2011 flood of the Souris river. As the city responds to this disaster, a new middle school design has the opportunity to represent progressive development. The design will exhibit beautiful, sensible space which utilizes old and new building technologies that are representative of sustainable design. The spaces created by this design will not only inform sustainable living strategies, but also reinforce an educational model that is dedicated to cultivating child creativity and preparing students for a 21st century world.