Component Evaluation: Architectural Planning
Timing: 60 Minutes, flexible
Mode: In-class; Online
Use a free software design program or paper and pencils, have students create an annotated architectural design plan for a new state-of-the-art dementia care unit. Annotations explain the rationale behind design choices and serve as critical reflections to demonstrate lessons learned from the Greenacres unit. This activity can be done independently or in groups. It also works well as a graded assignment.
Instructors can build a second step to this activity by having students share their plans and discuss the rationale for their design choices.