Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Architecture
Committee Member/Second Reader
This capstone investigates the overlap of psychology and architecture as a tool to address the issue of mental wellness in refugees. It focuses on the way refugee camp conditions perpetuate the trauma that is experienced, and how the inhabited spaces foster unhealthy interactions that add to the emotional stress refugees endure. Most of these unhealthy interactions are caused by overcrowded living conditions that prevail in most refugee camps, leading to violations of privacy and personal space. By investigating aspects of social psychology and proxemics, this capstone connects these concepts to spatial solutions, with the goal of reducing emotional stress and improving mental wellness conditions among the refugee population. As an outcome, a taxonomy is developed in categorizing design guidelines.
Refugee, Refugee camps, Refugee health, Design guidelines, Taxonomy, Mental wellness
Sooksengdao, C. (2020). Refuge for the Refugee. Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/archuht/40