Title page for ETD etd-12172008-143830

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Canedy, Nicholas P
URN etd-12172008-143830
Title Equestrian Competition Center
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Rott, Hans Christian Committee Chair
Jones, James R. Committee Member
Weiner, Frank H. Committee Member
  • glue-laminated wood arches
  • equestrian center
Date of Defense 2008-12-03
Availability unrestricted
This thesis explores the possibilities of using varied long span glue-laminated

arches to create a dynamic structural enclosure over an expansive open surface.

It investigates using arches that increase and decrease in height and span width,

while varying in their lean. When combined with a fabric enclosure, they create a

roof that constantly changes. The idea is to create a world class equestrian center

that is visually exciting from both the interior and exterior, rather than simply

creating a large scale version of a barn.

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