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dc.contributor.authorStumb, Emily Maplesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:39:09Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:39:09Z
dc.date.issued2004-05-07en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06012004-222823en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33370
dc.description.abstractThe United States is experiencing a rapid rise in its citizens aged 85 and older, which is the fastest growing segment of the population. By the year 2050 the population of adults 65 years old and older is predicted to double in size. This trend, referred to as the graying of America, has been a catalyst for researchers eager to fill gaps in appropriate housing options for this population. For the past decades assisted living has grown as such an option for senior housing. The purpose of this study was to design an assisted living private dwelling unit based on criteria found in literature and in the findings of two research projects. Data were collected during site visits to five assisted living facilities as part of the Best Practices study. Data collected during the CAVE study, in which participants expressed preferences toward assisted living apartment designs, were also utilized. Design criteria emerging from both studies were found to be in support of current literature. A design concept employing these criteria was developed. The design was presented through graphic techniques including plans, elevations and isometric drawings.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectInterior Designen_US
dc.subjectAssisted Livingen_US
dc.subjectHousingen_US
dc.titleAn Assisted Living Private Dwelling Unit Based on User Needsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHousing, Interior Design, and Resource Managementen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHousing, Interior Design, and Resource Managementen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairBeamish, Julia O.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGoss, Rosemary Caruccien_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRoberto, Karen A.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06012004-222823/en_US
dc.date.sdate2004-06-01en_US
dc.date.rdate2005-07-02
dc.date.adate2004-07-02en_US


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