Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6590

Date

2020

Date of Award

6-17-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Major

Architecture

Concentration

Architecture

Committee Chair

James F Williamson

Committee Member

Jennifer L Barker

Committee Member

Parks M Andrew

Abstract

Architecture should go beyond the requirements to preserve human health, safety, and welfare. Architects have the ability, and therefore responsibility, to manifest architecture that heals people and communities in every sense of the word. This thesis studies and implements two proven ways to achieve this. The first way is through the process of design and construction that builds something by the community, for the community, to bring ownership, identity, and dignity to the project, connecting the community members together. The second way is by giving people more access to nature using the theories of biophilic design. With biophilic design, architecture is able to improve the well-being of its users and expedite healing. These theories are utilized and implemented in the design of a multi-use community hub, which aims to be a shared location for human interaction and community growth located in the Binghampton neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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