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Kitazaki, David,1967-
Crossing borders : cultivating a cohesive society on the Adams River.
M. Arch. -- Dalhousie University, 2003
Ottawa : National Library of Canada = Bibliothèque nationale du Canada, [2004]
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My thesis site is the Adams River, which is located in western Canada in south-central British Columbia, 66 kilometers east of Kamloops. The mouth of the Adams River divides a provincial park and the Quaaout First Nations reservation. The Adams River is only 14 km (8 miles) long and is known for having the world's largest salmon run. Every year in October millions of salmon return inland from the ocean to their place of birth to continue the cycle of life. The salmon and the Secwepemc people (Shuswap First Nation) have co-existed as part of the environment for thousands of years. The British Columbia tourism industry promotes the Adams River salmon run as the world's largest. During the three-week-long salmon run more than a hundred thousand visitors from all over the world gather along the provincial park river banks to witness one of nature's marvels. Experiencing the salmon run from the provincial park side does not allow the opportunity of the Shuswap culture to be experienced. This thesis asks the question: in a culturally segregated environment how can architecture serve as a social setting that cultivates a prosperous, cohesive society? To allow a new prosperous, cohesive society to co-exist, the design proposes an occupiable enclosed bridge that would have multifunctional uses. The managing authorities and First Nation groups of the Adams River would be situated side by side. The Centre of Knowledge would be used primarily as a fisheries technology school, where the managing authorities and First Nation groups would be the instructors of the school, allowing a hands-on approach. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)