Brown, Michael Charles
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For my thesis I have chosen to design a new archetype; the urban supermarket. The supermarkets we shop in today are mere variations on a theme; large warehouses with a decorated facade and superimposed graphics designating one not so clearly defined department from the other. It is my intention to restructure this theme by rearranging the format and placing it in an urban context. I have recently become aware of the need to provide food stores for the increasing number of people who are returning to the downtown areas to take up residency. The small corner grocery store is no longer adequate for the hundreds of people now living in high-rise apartment complexes. It is my hope that this thesis project will begin to show what can be done to solve this need.