Date of Submission

Spring 5-5-2020

Degree Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Committee Chair/First Advisor

Michael Carroll

Secondary Advisor

Elizabeth Martin


The number of social housing being built is at its lowest for 70 years and we face a lack of housing that people can afford. As a result many people will live in fear and stress of being forced to move out of their home. Millennials however, will have to endure this problem coming out of college while suffering the dept of student loans. One of the biggest heartbreaks in America was the downfall of public housing throughout the nation. The demolition of public housing to give way to new infrastructures that are more promising and that will generate more money. Why aren’t more social housing being built? Public housing concentrates poverty in particular locations, creating one of the worst social ills in American cities. Concentrated poverty is associated with higher crime, racial segregation, poor educational outcomes, drug abuse, gang violence, and host of other problems. Meanwhile, private market focused policies have proven completely inadequate for ameliorating this problem. My thesis aims to investigate the changing conditions occurring in society today and how architecture has the potential to respond to the conditions of millennial interactions and programmatic needs in a city environment of the future.

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