A community center for Pulaski County

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Cloud, Thomas E.
Wyman, John E.
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College of Architecture and Planning
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Integrating Recreation and wellness into a large-scale, high-density housing development is a very complicated thing to do. All the different variables relating to recreation and wellness have to be understood as does a strong knowledge of large-scale, high-density housing.Recreation has to be provided for all age-groups that has variety, choice, and complexity. We, as designers, cannot try to determine what the people living on the site will do, but instead have to provide a variety of activities from which the person can choose. and these choices have tobe complex enough to provide continued enjoyment for long periods of time. Only under these conditions, will people condinue to use a recreational area.By providing a variety of spaces and activities from the small relaxation areas to the central recreation area, this has been accomplished on the site of Lockfield Garden Apartments. And by providing variety, choice and complexity within each of these areas, people should continue to enjoy them according to their own needs.