Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Architecture (MArch)

Legacy Department


First Advisor

George C. Means Jr.

Second Advisor

Gayland B. Witherspoon

Third Advisor

A. E. Schwartz


Anthrotechnics, the art of taking man's needs and blending them into three-dimensional form, is an old idea that has fallen prey to stronger priorities of the twentieth century. As mankind moves into the last quarter of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century, the art of anthrotechnics, in the author's opinion, will play a more demanding role for man and his environment. Although it is recongized that many professions contributed to the well-being and demise of the manmade environment, the author believes that the architect of the past will have to digest and assimilate more information than he has in the past 2,000 years. In response to this charge, the author proposes to create a method by which this information may reach the design professionals as well as the private sector of our population. In order to avoid past mistakes, the deisgn professions in cooperations with the social sciences must learn to understand and synthesize information of yesterday, today, and tomorrow into workable, practical, and three-dimensional anthrotechnics.