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Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)

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Architecture, Seniors, Aging, Housing


Future housing for the elderly should focus more on the psychological stresses of aging, and find solutions for the physical disabilities through this perspective. With design techniques such as biophilic architecture, mixed use and warmer, yet contemporary, materials, elderly housing can feel less institutional, and people can feel like their new home is at least comfortable and supportive of their needs.


First Advisor

Kathleen R. Lugosch

Second Advisor

Sigrid Miller Pollin

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