Date of Submission
Bachelor of Architecture
My thesis focused on exploring death as a part of life rather than looking at death as a separate entity. I reframed a Cancer Center that engaged life as part of a community with nature rather than a hospice center that embraced death. In today’s society, healthcare institutions are very isolated and disconnected from the public like gated communities. Most people I know do not like to go to hospitals if they can prevent it. I felt there needed to be a place where people with cancer could go that offered some respite from the conventional healthcare institutions. A place that put the interests of the patient first, a place where patients could get the practical, emotional and social support they needed. I envisioned a creative architectural design that focused on three concepts of engagement, nature and community that would transform healthcare settings into healing environments that improved patient outcomes and staff effectiveness.
Hinson, Antonio D. and Hinson, Antonio D., "Healing Architecture: Engagement, Nature, Community" (2017). Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year. 26.