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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, George Brianen
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-12T19:12:35Zen
dc.date.available2016-12-12T19:12:35Zen
dc.date.issued2016-06-30en
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:8290en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/73675en
dc.description.abstractPro bono work has always appealed to me. The prospect of being able to help those less fortunate with my knowledge and skillset is uplifting and gratifying. There is something truly rewarding about taking the architectural knowledge and training I have received and finding a solution to a problem for a nonprofit or a group of people that could not easily afford to hire someone. It gives me the opportunity to explore creative solutions with a low budget while still making something beautiful and thoughtful, that not only provides the spaces needed but also adds the detailing and uniqueness that gives the place and its users a sense of pride and pleasure. This thesis seeks to present the programmatic needs, local building materials and resources, a study in efficient building, the local needs and customs, and ways to improve people's lives with an orphanage in Savanette, Haiti. The goal is to explore the fundamental needs of an orphanage and a school in a developing country and develop strategies to address these needs. A successful orphanage needs to provide comfortable housing but also a sense of safety and security, a loving environment where orphans can grow and heal, a self-sustaining community that can care for the facility, and a means to train and educate orphans for adulthood and the working world. Since education is such a central need for an orphanage, and since schools are limited in Haiti, it only made sense to open this up to children in the surrounding area as well. The purpose of this thesis is to develop an architectural language of building components that can be utilized to answer the programmatic needs of the orphanage and school. This system creates the overall structural layout and is intended to be an easily constructible and expandable model while providing good design that is culturally sensitive.en
dc.format.extent62 pages, 2 unnumbered leavesen
dc.format.mediumETDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 95893117en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectorphanageen
dc.subjectschoolen
dc.subjectpro-bonoen
dc.subjectHaitien
dc.subjectpost and beamen
dc.subjectmodular constructionen
dc.subjectArchitectureen
dc.subjectcampusen
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 2016.W555en
dc.titleSafe Haven Orphanage and Schoolen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen
dc.contributor.committeechairGartner, Howard Scotten
dc.contributor.committeememberGalloway, William U.en
dc.contributor.committeememberEdge, Kay F.en
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