A child's world: the design of a day care centre for the University of Calgary

dc.contributor.advisorMcMordie, Michael J.
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Marilyn G.
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. xxxiv.en
dc.description.abstractThe objective of the Ma ster's Degree Project is to demonstrate proficiency in design through the schematic design of a Day Care Centre for sixty children for the University of Calgary. The design of the Centre is based on a Facility Programme (Appendix I), developed in part from the Recommendations for Child Care Centres by Gary T. Moore, et al, of the University of Wisconsin and in part from the spec1f1c requirements of the University of Calgary Day Care Centre administration. The design is developed to the schematic level and is described graphically by a site plan, a floor plan, two sections, four elevations, an exterior perspective, three interior perspectives and a typical wall section. The text accompanying the drawings describes the intent of the design under the headings of function, form and context. Concepts such as 'Age-Related Places', 'Home Clusters', 'Play Precincts', 'Open Circulation', and 'Modified Open Plan' have contributed to the functional organization of the building. The form is generated primarily by a hexagonal geometry, an intimate indoor-outdoor connection and concepts related to zoning and image. The proposal also responds to contextual issues such as topography, existing vegetation, orientation, adjacent land use, services and access.
dc.format.extent23, xxxiv leaves ; 30 cm. + 12 slides:colen
dc.identifier.citationPalmer, M. G. (1981). A child's world: the design of a day care centre for the University of Calgary (Master's thesis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada). Retrieved from https://prism.ucalgary.ca. doi:10.11575/PRISM/21029en_US
dc.identifier.lccNA 4510 D38 P34 1986en
dc.publisher.facultyEnvironmental Design
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccNA 4510 D38 P34 1986en
dc.subject.lcshArchitecture and children - Alberta - Calgary
dc.subject.lcshArchitecture - Alberta - Calgary - Designs and plans
dc.subject.lcshDay care centers - Alberta - Calgary
dc.titleA child's world: the design of a day care centre for the University of Calgary
dc.typemaster thesis
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Environmental Design (MEDes)
ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 424 82483948
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