Alpine Impact: Improving Functionality When Structure Is Impacted By Maximum Stresses
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This Thesis will explore how a design solution specific to its geographic location is impacted by natural forces of that region. By providing a proper design solution to accommodate for training and operation of search and rescue teams people living and visiting the Summit County, Colorado area will benefit, thrive and safely reside from its success. The architecture will directly and indirectly provide protection during a disaster caused by an extreme natural force. The Summit County Rescue group and the Summit Country Water Rescue Team will be able to provide sufficient help when an emergency occurs with the proper facility to operate from. The building its self provide proper shelter in extreme conditions for the search and rescue teams as well as the other organizations operating out of the building. Use of a site in Frisco, Colorado will allow a testament for the proper design solutions for specific regions. The extreme weather conditions common to that area will prove the structures ability to withstand alpine weather.
Design Thesis (M.Arch.)--North Dakota State University, 2013.