A home away from home: a temporary accommodation facility for rural breast cancer patients
Advisor: Kelley Beaverford
Internal Examiner: Karen Wilson-Baptist
External Examiner: Katherine Gottzmann
This practicum project is an investigation of the importance of providing a supportive and restorative temporary accommodation facility for breast cancer patients who are traveling from rural areas of Manitoba to receive treatment in Winnipeg. Exploring key areas of restorative and healing design in the literature review allowed for a comprehensive analysis and examination into three main areas. The key themes of restorative design are; Biophilic Design, Theory of Supportive Design, and supportive domestic environments. It is through this exploration of restorative design that a design for the Centre will be proposed.