Hi Kevin; one of my sons is an architectural student at MIT, and we've talked a bit about this. I find it very interesting indeed, coming at the discussion from my side (Gestalt Therapy Theory), to contemplate how architects think about the space in which we live.
Briefly, the intersection between our respective disciplines occurs in field theory (what Kurt Lewin called the "life space"). Gestalt therapy grew partially from the Gestalt psychologists' appreciation of the connectedness of individual phenomenology with one's environment, something also related to the simple relationship between foreground and background. You can find a description of field theory in Gestalt therapy on the AAGT web site (consult summary of theory section), and you can find out more about field theory by checking out the appropriate links at "Gestalt Bookmarks" < http://www.g-g.org/gestalt_bookmarks >, where you'll also find a link to the AAGT page mentioned above.
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