Play- a child's response to life: a creative child development center
Rose, Jason Robert
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Topic of Thesis: Movement & Playfulness in Relating Architectural Forms. THESIS STATEMENT: A non-formal or varied composition of architectural forms and masses can act as a metaphor for play in the architecture of a creative children's development center. Facility: This thesis entails the design of a creative children's development center- a place where children are cared for by warm, understanding, responsible adults. In its success, the facility will present an architectural quality of “play." Scope: The Creative Children's Development Center will encompass a variety of children from ages 1-5 years. The center will accommodate a maximum of 89 children who will attend the center between the hours of 6 AM and 8 P.M. for a minimum of 4 hours per day to a maximum of 14 hours per day. Context: The Creative Children's Development Center is located in the heart of five rapidly expanding Lubbock neighborhoods: Bent Tree, Kingsgate, Lakeridge, Melonie Pork, and Monterrey Pork. Lubbock provides several key resources to the children's center which include Texas Tech University's Department of Child Development and Methodist Children's Hospital.