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dc.contributor.authorClarksean, Kristin
dc.description.abstractAs the population of baby boomers reaches retirement age, the question of how to house and properly care for this generation comes to mind. Many of the smaller living spaces geared toward the senior population are not always designed to address their changing physical, social, and emotional needs. By creating a system of modular spaces to be combined to readily create accessory dwelling units--more commonly known as “granny flats”--on the properties of their children or close friends, these needs are more easily met. The inclusion of universal design principles ensures that these accessory dwelling units are fit to meet the needs of the resident without giving the sterile feeling of a nursing home. Different sized options for each space allows the resident to choose the spaces that fit their specific needs to reduce excess wasted space. By creating a living space on the property of a child or friend, anxiety is reduced for both the senior and their child and the social and emotional bonds between the two are strengthened.en_US
dc.publisherNorth Dakota State Universityen_US
dc.rightsNDSU Policy 190.6.2
dc.titleSerene Senescence: Modular Aging in Place in Fargo, North Dakotaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-10T14:02:33Z
dc.date.available2017-05-10T14:02:33Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10365/25990
dc.subject.lcshOlder people -- Housing.
dc.subject.lcshOlder people -- Dwellings.
dc.subject.lcshGranny flats.
dc.subject.lcshPrefabricated houses.
dc.subject.lcshModular construction.
dc.subject.lcshUniversal design.
dc.subject.lcshFargo (N.D.)
dc.subject.lcshNorth Dakota.
ndsu.degreeMaster of Architecture (MArch)
ndsu.collegeArts, Humanities and Social Sciences
ndsu.departmentArchitecture and Landscape Architecture
ndsu.programArchitecture
ndsu.advisorCrutchfield, David


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