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Kennesaw State University

1. oliveira, karlla. Sustaining Independence: an architectural proposal for fostered youth.

Degree: MSin Architecture, Architecture, 2017, Kennesaw State University

The social aspect of sustainability is often neglected when environmental and economic targets in architectural practice and education are prioritized. This thesis investigates how architecture can have a positive impact on the life of those experiencing the most inequitable position of society: the homeless. Several studies have shown a strong relation between chronically homeless adults and youth departing the foster care system, therefore this thesis focuses on exploring the housing component for a prevention program for at-risk of homeless former foster care youth. This study aims to introduce a site selection methodology and housing model approach for supportive transitional living programs. The proposal is focused on two primary outcomes: preventing youth of ever experiencing homeless and addressing the needs that are required for this group to have a successful transition to adulthood. This study was exploratory in nature, using several bibliographic references, qualitative data collection, and constant literature review during the research and design application. Through the literature review portion of this study, it can be asserted that supportive programs focusing on former foster care youth must provide two types of assistance to increase their chances of success: services and housing. The first, services, must be related to employment and creating affinity with caring adults. The second, housing, must fulfill the needs of program inhabitants through proper location and appropriateness of design. In combination with these two primary forms of assistance, the design of housing must be tailored for the former foster care youth needs providing flexibility of living settings and informal social gathering spaces. To summarize, this thesis proposes a model for design process of “needs-based housing solutions” that uses spatial adjacency and site determinant strategies to increase the effectiveness of programs serving foster care youth as they transition to adulthood. Advisors/Committee Members: Edwin Akins.

Subjects/Keywords: Homeless youth; supportive assistance programs; housing location and appropriateness; the Foster care youth hierarchy of needs; Architecture

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APA (6th Edition):

oliveira, k. (2017). Sustaining Independence: an architectural proposal for fostered youth. (Thesis). Kennesaw State University. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/msarch_etd/1

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

oliveira, karlla. “Sustaining Independence: an architectural proposal for fostered youth.” 2017. Thesis, Kennesaw State University. Accessed October 16, 2018. https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/msarch_etd/1.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

oliveira, karlla. “Sustaining Independence: an architectural proposal for fostered youth.” 2017. Web. 16 Oct 2018.

Vancouver:

oliveira k. Sustaining Independence: an architectural proposal for fostered youth. [Internet] [Thesis]. Kennesaw State University; 2017. [cited 2018 Oct 16]. Available from: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/msarch_etd/1.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

oliveira k. Sustaining Independence: an architectural proposal for fostered youth. [Thesis]. Kennesaw State University; 2017. Available from: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/msarch_etd/1

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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