Date of Award
Master of Architecture
There are problems in every community, including South Memphis, Tennessee. Issues that need to be addressed include teen pregnancies, school drop-outs, crime, childhood obesity, and lack of parental guidance. Traditional family characteristics such as spiritual life, caring and appreciation, commitment, flexibilty and openness to change were once guiding forces that have been lost in our current culture. The response has been to provide community centers, which have often failed because they do not teach the basic skills necessary for a productive life. One solution is to convert the Turner Dairy Warehouse on South Bellevue into a facility that will provide education, enrichment, and encouragement. The Family Educational Exchange & Development Center (F.E.E.D) will be an educational facility instilling family values, teaching integrated life skills, and giving back to the community. The skills taught will include horticulture, home-economics, parenting, and general education. This facility will bring life to a dying community.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Harris, O B Aaron Jr, "Sowing Seeds of Tradition! Applying Traditional Family Values and Adaptive Reuse to Resurrect a Community." (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 513.