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).
FACILITY DESIGN | THIRD YEAR
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.