SENIOR THESIS 2016
Intention: The goal of this thesis is to create spaces for healing. These spaces typically represent some of the most personal and complex services provided on a campus. It is where personal information must be shared, difficult decisions are made, and stress can either be reduced or ignited. This building is meant to help reduce stress experienced by students while completing their scholastic goals.
Contention: The premise of this thesis is a study of the phenomenological approach to how one experiences space. After incorporating evidence based design criteria based on well being, quality of life, and reducing distress, a healing space will emerge. I am not proposing that architecture in built form can heal, but that architecture can stimulate a healing and stress reducing environment.