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This thesis provides some answers to the question, how, as an outsider, do we begin to understand cultural values that are not ours and how does one measure the degree of threat to a minority culture when cultural values are lost? The Typology for the examination of this problem is a rehab healing center. The Theoretical Premise/Unifying Idea that guides the research is, “Exhibiting architecture with identifying physical elements of a minority culture will greatly increase an outsiders understanding of the culture values.” The Project Justification is, “With the current trend of the “melting pot” many people who belong to a culture of a minority are rapidly becoming more distant from their heritage. In order for a minority culture to thrive, they need to showcase their values so outsiders can begin to understand them. If not done so, the threat of losing a minority culture will increase.” Location: Bakersfield, near New Town, ND. Typology: A cultural center for rehab, healing, and connections. square footage: 25,000 sq. ft.