Date of Award

Spring 6-4-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Architecture (MArch)



First Advisor

Jess Myers

Second Advisor

Jacqueline Shaw


In China, the aging society has accelerated the elderly care industry to grow into three major systems: home-based care, community-based care, and institutional care facility. All these systems receive financial and political government support, yet the later two draw more social awareness. My thesis project investigates the structures of these current systems by focusing on the demographics in Beijing.

Although in recent years the research shows an upward trend in seniors’ acceptance of living in institutional care facilities, the elderly are still more willing to be surrounded by activities and people that whom they are familiar. In order to guarantee and provide healthy living conditions both physically and mentally for them, my thesis hopes to answer the question of what is the enhanced method for home-care senior living and how to generate social benefits for residential communities through cross generational interaction.


View exhibition online: Wenyue (Remi) Qui, Cycle of Care

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