David A. Gross AIA

If you wish to express the cultural identity of a place through the built environment . . .

Then, consider the range of dynamic influences shaping the project’s location on the cultural continuum of Reproduction, Adaptation and Abstraction.


Traditional forms and concepts being considered to represent cultural identity will reside somewhere along a continuum ranging from simple reproduction, contemporary adaptation, or a more complex abstraction.

economics social needs
reproduction adaptation

Determine the project’s location on the cultural continuum through an evaluation of the client’s needs, economics and budget, history, social requirements, and aesthetics.

client needs aesthetics

2.2 Social Context of the West

2.3 Abstraction of Form

2.4 Sense of Place

2.5 Cohesive Community

David A. Gross / 970-901-988 / 1631 Emerson Street 309, Denver CO 80218

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