Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects


Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences

Document Type



The architectural significance of bridges is indisputable. Often bridges are accredited to engineers for their transportation and functional needs; however, bridges are so much more than fundamental. The cultural significance and identity of bridges, iconic historic perspectives, influences of composition and function, style and architectural relevance and so much more are all elements that begin to shift the perspective and purpose of architectural bridges to that of a meaningful architectural symbol. Bridges impact the world, the countries they represent and the communities they inhabit. The relationship between bridges and architectural consequence is proven by the idea of iconography and practical application.

Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Ms. Shahnaz Aly, OAA LEED AP


Architecture | Urban, Community and Regional Planning