This project explores the design of an orphanage based on a family living model. By researching traditional orphanage models and the psychological affects on former orphans. Foster care has replaced many of these institutions in America and researchers have studied this alternative to the orphanage. In addition, I have studied some modern approaches to the orphanage model, specifically SOS Children’s villages. SOS is an organization that has been building orphanages based on the family style model since 1949 and they currently have villages in 132 countries. I will define how SOS and similar organizations differ from traditional orphanages and foster care. The site for the project is El Hogar de Ninos Emanuel, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Masters of Arts
Corcoran College of Art + Design (Washington, D.C.)
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