Date of Submission

Spring 5-7-2021

Degree Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Committee Chair/First Advisor

Ameen Farooq


This thesis addresses the issue of homelessness and is intended to spark an open conversation about how we can redefine our perceptions of families who experience homelessness. The proposal aims to explore and establish an transitional intervention for “invisible” families to live and develop into contributing residents of society. In the United States, the most vulnerable population are families with children, accounting for 33% of the homeless population. As Covid19 cases continue to rise, and policies continue to neglect affordable housing options, the number of families experiencing homelessness will continue to grow in the future. Through the analysis of case studies, and research of the psychological hierarchy of needs, the thesis aims to propose an intervention that cohesively integrates health, education, and training services driven by equity. The project seeks to provide a trauma free environment, increase educational and training independency, and impart greater inclusion into the lives of families experiencing homelessness.

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Architecture Commons