Dominique Doberneck

Dominique Doberneck

State College, PA, US

Conceptual sketch representing a child's experience of architecture
Conceptual sketch representing a child's experience of architecture

AUTISMtecture: exploring the effects of a phenomenological architecture on children with autism in an educational setting

Powerful design addresses all senses, recognizing their importance in understanding architecture as a whole.  This concept is especially applicable to individuals diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. My senior honors thesis will explore methods to enhance the phenomenological experience of children with ASD in an educational and theraputic setting.

This project will continue through the fall semester, and will be presented at the Kossman Review in May, 2013.  Currently, the project is in the schematic design phase, having been through the research and programming phases during the first half of the fall semester.

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Status: School Project
Location: State College, PA, US
Additional Credits: Dr. Jawaid Haider, Professor, Tenured, Department of Architecture, Pennsylvania State University, Fifth-year Thesis Coordinator