Student(s): Alexander Nyktas Nathan Lephart
Instructor(s): Beth Blostein
Course: ARCH 7420: Advanced Architectural Design II
Term: Spring 2017

The Dirty Grand Alley grapples with two opposing site specific conditions, borrowing from the bustling and vibrant nature of W. 41st Street and the seedy and secret disposition of the alleyway cutting through the theater row. By blending certain qualities of these two different elements together in unexpected ways, a new theater experience is created using the devices of threshold, ratio, and detail that shocks the occupant and makes him constantly try to understand his status as exclusive guest or forgotten stagehand as he moves throughout the building.