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Recognizing it cannot solve homelessness, the basic need's facility focused on restoring dignity to Nanaimo, BC's homeless and transient population, through means of hygiene, social, and mental health services.

The collaborative project placed first in the 2020 Interior Design Educator's Council student design competition (Pacific West division).

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FACILITY DESIGN | THIRD YEAR

Needs Facility

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CONCEPT

     place is defined as a particular position or point in space.   Although each individuals ‘place’ may vary in destination, one similarity arises; the journey to arrival.  ‘The Place’ is designed to aid and assist those facing homelessness to arrive with dignity to their desired destination.  The focus lies in equipping those without a traditional home with the resources necessary to meet their fundamental needs.  Because each destination will differentiate between each user, ‘The Place’ will provide encouragement and support, free from judgement and imposition of lifestyle.  The facility recognizes it cannot solve homelessness, but rather strives to restore dignity to those who may have lost it.

 

 

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Posters

The facility was based around the inhabitant's journey to finding their 'place', represented using a pinpoint typically found at the point of a map's final destination.  Emphasis was put on way-finding, comfort, and accessibility of the user.

A collaborative project with two classmates, my contribution was based in research, conceptual development, and computer based renderings.  The posters were submitted to the 2020 IDEC student design awards placing first in the Pacific West.

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Socially Responsible Design

I've always known I wanted to work with purpose and create a career based around helping those around me.  Socially responsible design comes back to designing for the inhabitant, and exploring the capacity of their needs, mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  This project meant a lot to me, and was the kick-start to my understanding of the importance of designing with social responsibility in mind.

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