This project is one that is designed to the needs of the children using it. Children seem to learn better and quicker from each other, so my building will be a space where they can get together after school and keep learning while staying safe. This building is designed to be environmentally friendly and take advantage of its open site. Any land removed from the site during construction will be reused somewhere within the site as well as adding a green roof to make up for the grass removed for the footprint of the building. Since it was previously a landfill, the building will have advanced research as to how to keep the kids safe from any toxins in the area as well as helping them learn some more about the site.
Cerqueira, Amanda, "Soundview Center for Acceptance: Youths Learning From Each Other" (2009). Architecture Theses. Paper 22.