Date of Submission

Spring 5-3-2019

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Primary Advisor

Michael Carroll

Secondary Advisor

Elizabeth Martin


My thesis aims to interrogate the relationship between phenomenology and architecture. Through this project, I will investigate how to create a sense of well-being, particularly in response to the condition of depression in its various forms. Architectural design, with an emphasis on mood and atmosphere, will take a central role through the design of a series of retreats. Through manipulation of: natural light, smell, texture, materiality, and the like, I intend to create a multi sensorial space in which the present moment is the central focus. I will examine the current building typologies being used to address depression, as well as, developing research. Through my thesis, my goal is to demonstrate that architecture can be part of the solution in the treatment of depression through the design of a multi-sensorial space that sheds light in the midst of darkness.

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