Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1109

Date

2014

Date of Award

4-24-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Major

Architecture

Committee Chair

Michael Chisamore

Committee Member

Jennifer Barker

Committee Member

Pamela J. Hurley

Abstract

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.

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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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