After discussing my site/program fit today, I am going to revisit the programmatic aspect of my thesis. I was originally going to have two programmatic elements, but it seems the second programmatic element is controversial (the birthing center). I am now leaning towards dropping the second programmatic aspect and just focusing on the hostel. This would enable me to focus more of the surrealist experience that I want to create, instead of so much on the program. I think the birthing center was a great fit of program for the ideas I had for the space, but perhaps because the experience of giving birth is already so emotional and different, it would take away from the architecture. The issue brought up was that the families visiting the birthing center might not want to deal with surrealist experiences of architecture while dealing with such an emotion packed time in their life, whereas the guests for the hostel might be more open to new experiences. I am conflicted, because I think the idea of the birthing center would be great.. but I suppose the few issues that were brought up might detract or take away from my thesis intent. Lots of things to think about!