Date of Submission

Spring 5-9-2022

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture

Department

Architecture

Primary Advisor

Ameen Farooq, Phd

Abstract

In Puerto Rico everything seems emptier. The more hurricanes hit us, the less opportunities there are, the more corrupt the government gets, then the more people leave. The Puerto Rican population is rapidly decreasing. The small town of Jayuya, Puerto Rico is one that seems to be very lonely these days. I scarcely see my generation and the older generation is getting left behind. Due to this the town is basically a ghost town by the time 4pm hits. If my generation leaves, then who takes care of the older generations? Who maintains the town alive? When asked these questions I found that people truly do not want to leave the peaceful town. But health centers and sports facilities are too far away. 2 hour drives to take your kids to a team where they can participate in extracurriculars, a 2 hour drive to take your parent or grandparent to the hospital. These are the major off-putting attributes of Jayuya. Puerto Ricans are highly family oriented and raising their kids in a peaceful town is something they crave but the inconvenience of how far everything is causes people to leave. To alleviate some of these problems and in an effort to bring back my generation and their kids, I am proposing to tackle generational health. By providing a health and recreational complex that addresses the health needs of every generation. Starting with physical health and providing the sports facilities that families crave. Continuing with preventative care, providing a series of preventative care benefits to aid in the populations overall health. Completing the complex with a small hospital that can provide the urgent care that people need, specially the older generations.

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