Date of Submission
Bachelor of Architecture
Dr. Pegah Zamani
The overarching aim of this thesis is to investigate the causes of higher amounts of absenteeism due to asthmatic disease within African American students as it pertains to building-related illness and environmental harms. With this information, design decisions will be made to respond to asthma symptoms amongst students and introduce new outlooks towards health within the communities non-intrusively. Looking at Lakeview Elementary School in Portsmouth, Virginia as a case. This majority African American school sits adjacent to a preexisting landfill that has been capped before construction of the school. This site will act as an example, showing the relationships between asthmatic health and environmental health and ways both can be mitigated through community design
Parker, Azha, "Black HOLISTIC: A RESPONSE TO RESPIRATORY HEALTH AND EQUITY THROUGH K-12 ENVIRONMENTS AND COMMUNITY - BASED DESIGN" (2021). Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year. 171.