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This thesis examines the question, how can architecture encourage positive relationships and inspire hope in young cancer patients? The project will study the affects of the natural and built environment and what role it plays on children with cancer. The ultimate goal is to create a space where children with cancer can have fun, relate to one another, and better gain a sense of hope and increase in morale. It is a 25,000 square foot children’s cancer recreational center located in Madeline Island, Wisconsin. This thesis presents a model for a new typology and addresses the issue of children being diagnosed with cancer in today’s world.