Archive for the ‘Musings’ Category

Welcome Fabric Architecture readers. It’s very exciting to have you here! Please explore and comment to your hearts’ content. I’ve also included a link to the final document if you’re interested in the summary of the product and process. Sausen-Dancing Fabric thesis booklet It’s been nearly a year since I presented my M.Arch thesis project. […]


Yay, I’m a Master of Architecture! It’s such a funny degree name; it makes it sounds as if I know everything. The truth, though, is that I’ve acquired just enough knowledge to know how very much is out there to still learn. Here’s to a lifelong process-based project in understanding architecture! I’ll get a post […]


Are there things that could stand for improvement? Certainly. But as a single step in this semester-long process, I’m quite happy with it. It’s an especially sweet success for me after the many iterations over the weekend. It’s a proof of concept. It’s been so amazing to see everything I thought I knew foiled by […]


Fail again. And again. (what it should look like) And again. Then fail a little less. Until…. You find success. Tests for a full-scale mock-up of the fabric planes with framed openings. Coming soon to an urban space near you. For reference: the vertical poles’ pockets are sewn with a triple stretch stitch and the […]


My adviser, Marc, has continually been encouraging me to be rigorous and follow a control and variable method of experimentation. I’m trying to be scientific and actually stick with it. What usually happens is that I’ll do a few experiments and then follow one meandering branch a ways and never getting around to doubling back […]


The thesis doula, Gayla Lindt, asked me how I would know if I were successful in my site-based experiments. It was a really interesting question to consider since applying a real world context to the work brought in a dramatically new element. I think the answer lies in several places. First, have I interpreted and […]


These posts are out of order today, but just give your scroll wheel a workout and you’ll be up to speed in no time. I’d previously documented three different urban sites (Target Field Plaza, Peavey Plaza and the Church Street & Scholars Walk intersection), but none of them was really grabbing my attention as I […]