Date of Award
Master of Architecture
P. Jeanne Myers
Historically, communal places have been used as social interaction spaces and growth places. Ray Oldenburg, an American urban sociologist, names this communal place bringing people and communities together as the third place. Currently, there is a lack of an experiential place that serves nontraditional students on the University of Memphis main campus. This thesis creates a third place for nontraditional students which nurtures growth, connections, accountability, acceptance, and diversity, through design attuned to human senses. This thesis creates a Resource Center and Childcare Center for nontraditional students with the help of the following ideological philosophies: Third Place by Ray Oldenburg, Architecture and Senses by Juhani Pallasmaa, and Reiss’s 16 Motives of Needs. This project will serve the students that have been involuntarily pushed to the fringe of the main campus society
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Raheel, Sonia, "See and Break Free: An Architectural Hamlet of Support" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1813.