Honors Program

Fine and Performing Arts Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Elizabeth Lewis

Thesis Professor Department

Interior Architecture

Thesis Reader(s)

Dean Isham


The nature of this essay explores the changes in designing a space for aging clients through the end of their lives. Over the course of the essay, four major time periods, their respective design elements, and three floor plans are highlighted through a third person narrative of Jill and Don. These fictitious characters are created using research in the process of aging and personal interviews with loved ones whose experiences have been adapted or modified from their original candor to fit this storyline.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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