(re)Raising The Barn


Thesis for B.Arch degree from the Syracuse University School of Architecture.

A pun off of the Amish barn raisings, this thesis looks out how we can use the internet to create a digital space of design collaboration. If you replace the small Amish community with the globally interconnected web of designers, and instead of just barns collaborate on all types of architecture, you get ArcBarn:

“a proposal for an opensource architecture platform that will provide a collaborative online environment in which designers around the world may view and work with each other’s projects in an effort increase the number of generated solutions, allow feedback users, and provide greater accessibility and customization to any given design problem.”

Thesis Book:

view full thesis book here


Brian Lonsway, Julia Czerniak


architecture, academic, coding / scripting