Mishawaka Penn Public Library : barrier free as the determinant for design

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dc.contributor.advisor Koehler, Uwe F.
dc.contributor.author Distajo, Herard en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:33:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:33:43Z
dc.date.created 1997 en_US
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 1997 .D57 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/182896
dc.description.abstract The definition of barrier free consists of the ability to move, as well as to think, freely. The concept of barrier free involves the integration of a variety of people, but most importantly, it stresses the abilities of the individual. It challenges people to break down barriers and to communicate with each other. Barrier free can also be described as the way everyone is capable of thinking. Everyone of us has the potential to make things happen. It is the way the mind thinks that create barriers which keep people from accomplishing their goals. This thesis pertains to the investigation of how the concept of barrier free can influence a building type such as a public library.A public library is a catalyst for learning through a variety of media. It's a source of old knowledge that can provoke new ideas. The library also serves as a central place of gathering for the community.The public library is located in Mishawaka, Indiana. Mishawaka is located in northern Indiana adjacent to South Bend. The site is on the Uniroyal Property site. The purpose of adding a public library to this site is to provide a tool for the community to use. People will use the public library to gain information as well as to share ideas.The answers to this thesis have been found through the involvement of the concept of barrier free throughout the design process. It is important to be aware of just how many barriers exist in the natural and built environments that go unnoticed. Action needs to be done to break down these barriers and to start building environments that accommodate all.MISHAWAKA PENN PUBLIC LIBRARYbarrier free as the determinant for design.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 1 v. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title Mishawaka Penn Public Library : barrier free as the determinant for design en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B. Arch.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1259583 en_US

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