Design guidelines for incorporating landforms and sculptural elements into residential treatment centers for at-risk youth

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dc.contributor.advisor Hunt, Martha A. en_US Peagler, Arriyan L. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:41:51Z 2011-06-03T19:41:51Z 2008 en_US 2008
dc.identifier LD2489.Z75 2008 .P43 en_US
dc.description.abstract A wide range of individuals, from counselors to psychiatrists, have recognized the value of residential treatment centers for at-risk youth. Many residential treatment centers foster therapeutic interventions indoors. Typically, however, there have been few initiatives taken to enhance the outdoor landscapes of these facilities. In particular, potential supplements to therapeutic practices such as landforms and sculpture have been overlooked. This creative project explores how outdoor settings can be enhanced with landforms to provide at-risk youth with alternative venues to address aggressive and antisocial behaviors. Additionally, group activities are considered that could take place in these spaces, using landforms as educational tools.The purpose of this creative project was to determine ways to utilize sculptural landforms in support of treatment plans at a residential treatment facility. The research process included interviews with employees of the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) in Muncie, Indiana, site visits to various outdoor public spaces, and reviews of the writings of Clare Cooper Marcus and Marni Barnes. The research phase contributed to the development of a design program, and led to the development of design concepts for the YOC. These concepts are documented in master plan, elevation, and sketch form. The research and design concepts are found in the following document.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Landscape Architecture
dc.format.extent v, 73, [38] leaves : ill. (some col.), col. map, col. plans ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Landscape design -- Therapeutic use -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Outdoor sculpture -- Indiana -- Muncie -- Design and construction. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Adolescent psychotherapy -- Residential treatment -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.subject.other Youth Opportunity Center (Muncie, Ind.) -- Planning. en_US
dc.title Design guidelines for incorporating landforms and sculptural elements into residential treatment centers for at-risk youth en_US Thesis (M.L.A.)
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