ENTRY: The actual and visually perceived approach and entrance to a building.


  • Entrances may characteristically be formal or friendly, recessed or flush, grand or commonplace, narrow or wide.
  • New buildings should reflect a similar sense of entry which is expressed by surrounding historic buildings.


  • Avoid entrances which are hidden, obscured, ambiguous, or missing.
  • Avoid designing approaches to buildings which are uncharacteristic within the site’s context.

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