Matthew Anderle, a recent Distance Master of Architecture graduate, presented his thesis project this week at the Health Facility Institute’s 22nd Annual Symposium. This conference addresses latest trends in health care design for the military, architects, project managers, and government/military officials. Here is a summary of his presentation:
Thesis Project Proposal: The Fort Strong Rehabilitation Center for War Wounded Soldiers
Matthew D. Anderle, LEED, AP BD+C, Associate AIA; AnderleStudios, LLC
The presentation will introduce a project proposal for the design, functioning, and sustainability of the Fort Strong Rehabilitation Center for war-wounded military personnel. The author will discuss the study and analysis of systemic social organization and physical environment of the various branches of the U.S. military, and will then compare the author's innovative designs to contemporary civilian healthcare architecture and practices in the built environment and sustainable military base. The foundation of this analysis is a psychological study of basic human needs for survival.