Congratulations on the exciting and colorful October edition of the magazine, all the way from the breathtaking cover to the photo of Neil Armstrong on the last page. Being a space and astronomy enthusiast and a retired architect, I found several articles to be terrific.
Reading articles dating back to my UC days, it occurred to me that no aeronautical engineers were aware of the fact that an architectural student, myself, was busy working away at his senior thesis for a base on the moon. I was somewhat the laughing stock of my fellow students, all of who were designing various types of “earth” buildings, including a synagogue by one Michael Graves, [DAAP '58, HonDoc '82], I believe. After these 53 years, I still have all but one of the original design boards for the base. Although I contributed nothing to science with the thesis, it sure enlivened my own interest in space and space travel.
Thomas Busemeyer, DAAP '58
Busemeyer's 1958 Senior Thesis
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