Date of Submission

Spring 5-2-2019

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Primary Advisor

Kathryn Bedette

Secondary Advisor

Elizabeth Martin


While schools are still being constructed based on antiquated research and design strategies, this thesis project aims to take advantage and respond to all three of these areas of research: well-being, safety, and learning environment design.

The project began with the analysis of a newly constructed school that follows antiquated research methods: East Cobb Middle School. This proposed project will use the same site in it’s state prior to the current school’s construction in order to compare the proposed school design to the current one. This will reveal how the three areas of research can influence a cost efficient design that is more successful for learning.

These three research areas, well-being, safety, and learning, can mutually inform one another. By identifying COMPONENTS that can be implemented by using similar design ELEMENTS, like glazing or the form, that respond to all three areas of research, a holistic design can be achieved that aids and radically increases student learning, safety and promotes physical activity.


Thank you to everyone who supported me throughout my collegiate career.