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Design for Living

What if...

Suppose the Mankato Area Foundation received a generous gift from an anonymous donor, including a gift of land and funds to initiate the development of a new housing complex which would be welcoming to new migrants to the region. The land is the equivalent of approximately 4 blocks and is within walking distance of a major shopping area. You are one of several developing design proposals for the new housing complex and related amenities.

  1. Describe anticipated residents of your complex (age, income, lifestyle, etc.). For the population identified, list their needs and wants as they relate to the housing complex. What design solutions will satisfy the needs & wants you identified?
  2. Develop a sketch or a plan of the 4-block area which includes your proposed design solutions. Include any additional written explanation needed to make the design concepts clear. Why is your design the best of all solutions for the group you have identified?


Last Updated  1/10/04 by Tony Filipovitch