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Many architectural students will appreciate that it is a great experience to finally produce something in the real world! So it is my pleasure to take this opportunity to thank those which have greatly contributed to the realisation of this project.

The project grew from a previous piece of work at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, titled The Architecture of Madness, for this I drew upon Tools for the Future, a document partially based on the knowledge and experience of my tutors Sally Stewart and Sandy Page, to them I thank.

My thanks also extends to those who gave me the opportunity to visit and document the featured case studies, these include;

Majorie Creek, Director of Tor Nursing home.
Malcolm Maddox, Chief Executive and Mary Mcquistin, Care Manager of Burnfield Care Home.
Sharon Higgins, Service Manager of Croftspar Place.
Charles Scholes, Charge Nurse at Bellsdyke hospital.
Moiria Richardson, Manager of Mckillop Gardens, with the additional assistance of Evelyn Devlin from South Lanarkshire Council, as well as architect Jonathan Potter of Robert Potter and Partners.
Finally Eileen Richardson at the Iris Murdoch Building who not only assisted with a tour of the building but gave additional support through the use of the library as part of the Dementia Services Development Centre at Stirling University.

Also a big shout out to Rosie Crerar and Alex Reece for advice and help regarding the making of the wandering in familiar spaces photo sequence, as well as all at GraphicalHouse, to you I am truly indebted.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Elizabeth Burton and Lynne Mitchell for the inspiration drawn from their work inclusive urban design, streets for life , from which I was greatly encouraged at the research being carried out in an otherwise unexamined subject.

I cannot end without thanking my wonderful husband Manish Joshi, and the rest of my clan for their endless support and patience, to you I dedicate this work.