Date of Award
Master of Architecture
Pamela J. Hurley
This project explored the use of Compassionate Architecture and its ability to inspire social change within a community. A Transformation Center, which would teach the skills needed to become a sucessful adult, was designed to respond to the lack of transitional and social space for young adults. The Center is a public facility that contains multiple spaces for learning the necessary life skills needed to transition into adulthood. These included many of the skills that are not taught in high school: household skills, family techniques, and community involvement, which are all taught and learned in a communal, hands-on manner. The design of the Center places the communal spaces at its heart and support spaces around them. This arrangement allows the social ties to be created while learning takes place. The end goal of this design allows the transformed teen the opportunity to share their learning with others in the community, therefore helping to create a new, stronger, transformed community with well-prepared adults.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Robinson, Victor Mature Jr., "Frayser Transformation Center: Compassionate Architecture Designed to Foster Community and Family by Strengthening Relationships Between Each" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 938.