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Autism facility design development

Thesis project proposal. Philadelphia university. MS InteriorArch. Julia Taschuk
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Transcript of Autism facility design development

Autism is the
fastest growing
developmental
disability.
What is Autism?
Early Signs
(12-24 Months)
The usual age of onset is 12-36 months. Generally caregivers will notice symptoms of autism during this age period.
Age of onset
Every individual is unique - no person with an ASD responds or behaves exactly like another with the same diagnosis.
What?
When?

EDUCATIONAL AND TREATMENT MODEL FACILITY FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM.
ARI
The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is the
hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals
concerned with autism.
The ARI data bank, the world's largest, contains over
42,000
detailed case histories of autistic children from
over 60 countries
.
The Autism Research Institute's mission is to meet the needs of the global autism community through
research, networking, education, and support for families
and people of all ages on the autism spectrum.
Autism Research Institute
Design a space where ARI can execute its deep researches and collected data into
innovative treatment programs for ASD kids of preschool ages
(2-5).
It should be a
day care
type of environment, were
kids, already evaluated
, will be taught and prepared to be within other children in elementary school, further on .
The project should have a space for
parent’s educational programs
Develop an environment that incorporates
green design strategies.
The facility should hold up to
25 children.
Should have an
outdoor environment that enhances treatment programs
results, and be safe for kids to be in.
WISH LIST.
HOW MANY?
Autism

through the years.

1975 - 1 in 5000
1995 - 1 in 500
2001 - 1 in 250
2007 - 1 in 150
2013 - 1 in 50

WHAT ABOUT PARENTS?
CHALLENGES
KIDS WITH ASD SYNDROME ARE:

Sensory sensitive
Hyperactive
Inactive
'Moody'
Different / Special
60% of ASD kids have mental delays
Their bodies are not always doing what kids want them to do.
Distracted
Social communication difficulties.
Repetitive Behaviors
...
Acoustics,
Spatial sequencing
Escape spaces
Compartmentalization
Transition spaces
Sensory zoning
Safety
DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
...we create output, to block the input...
PROGRAMMING
WHO IS THE USER?
HOW MANY?
WHAT ARE THE SITE ALLOWANCES?
WHAT ARE THE THERAPY PROGRAMS?
WHAT ARE REQUIREMENTS FOR A PROJECT TYPE?
25 KIDS
PERMITTED USES:
Single-family; two-family; multi-family;
FAMILY DAY CARE
;...

USES REQUIRING
SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPROVAL:
Group living; personal care home; single room residence;
Group day care; Educational facilities;

ROOF DECK IS ALLOWED.
Setback should be minimum 5 feet from the front building site.




RM - 4 ZONING DISTRICT
BUILDING
LOCATION
3720 CHESTNUT ST.
PHILADELPHIA PA

TOTAL SQ.FT. - 27,000
FLOORS - 2 + BASEMENT
YEAR BUILT - 1970
ARCHITECT - DAGIT ASSOC.
PENN NEWMAN CENTER
SITE INFORMATION
INTERIOR SHOOTS
CLASSROOMS
ATHLETIC GYM
SWIMMING POOL
POSSIBILITY OF AN COURTYARD AND ROOF DECK
SENSORY ROOM
SWIMMING POOL
PARENTS CONSULTATION
OUTDOOR SPACE

50SQ.FT PER STUDENT IN A REGULAR DAY-CARES.
+30% IN TOP OF IT AS AN AUTISTIC CHILDREN HAVE A BIGGER COMFORT ZONE
pedestrian sidewalks
cars density
bike ways
pedestrians access
the most sun access
parking space
NORTH
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RESEARCH AND PROGRAMMING COURSE. FALL 2013
IULIA TASHCHUK, PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY MS.IARC
Snuezelen multi-sensory environment (MSE) therapy
Aquatic Therapy
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