Urban Oasis

Date of Submission

Spring 5-8-2018

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Primary Advisor

Christopher Welty

Secondary Advisor

Arief Setiwan


We are living in the society with basic needs for connection, meaning, and purpose. This is because our generation is experiencing its highest level of documented mental illness patients in years due to a rise in urban sprawl, causing pollution, traffic, anxiety, depression and more, this is known as urban stress. The majority of our built environment is designed and constructed by architects and urban planners who disagree with the programmatic identity of the spaces that they are creating and how it starts to affect the user of the environment. The spaces they are creating without establishing a connection to the users has proven to be harmful through the disconnection of community and cultural separation, this has resulted to urban sprawl, immune disease, and mental illness.

Our urban environment can be a source of frustration but when reversed it can begin to help many. My intent is to bring awareness to the increasing effects of urban stress within our growing community. This thesis plans to connect the users with the psychological aspects of healing within architecture through calming spaces.