CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER:
A HOLISTIC THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE

by

DEMETRIUS MICHAEL GONZÁLEZ

Submitted to The Prince of Wales's Insitute of Architecture, London, England (now The Prince's Foundation) and validated by the University of Wales as fullfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy.

Accepted and Ratified, 2004




DECLARATION:

This work has not previously been accepted in substance for any degree and is not being concurrently submitted in candidature for any degree.

STATEMENT 1:

This thesis is the result of my own investigations, except where otherwise stated. Other sources are acknowledged by footnotes giving explicit references. A bibliography is appended.

STATEMENT 2: I hereby give consent for my thesis, to be available for photocopying and for inter-library loan, and for the title and summary to be made available to outside organisations. Any reference or other use of the thesis should be acknowledged.



The author wishes to thank the following for their inspiration, support and assistance:

H.R.H. The Prince of Wales

Christopher Alexander

Dr. Brian Hanson

Alan Powers

Dr. Matthew Hardy

Professor Keith Critchlow

Dr. Khaled Azzam

James Givens

Professor Howard Davis

Greg Bryant

Tanya Schairer

Jennifer González