Title of Abstract

Emerge Women's Shelter

Submitting Student(s)

Dasia PattersonFollow

Faculty Mentor

Sangwon Sohn, M.S.

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Design

Abstract

As new facilities are being developed, it begs the question, how are the design of these spaces being executed in a way that promotes one’s well-being? Research proves that considering the users and their needs of each space, during the beginning of the design phases creates a more functional, particularly designed space. Integrating architectural and design elements that provide opportunities for control helps in producing an environment that the occupants perceive more safe, resulting in a feeling of relaxation. Furthermore, we as humans, crave a connection to nature as it brings a sense of serenity and joy. Site orientation, window placement, and the utilization of materials are elements that assist in reconnecting those in an interior space with the exterior environment. A medical facility project branded the Birthing Center (pictured) and the current senior thesis project, Emerge Women’s Shelter, both exhibit these research applications throughout the design of each space. The success of each end product proves that it is imperative to not only design a beautiful space but to design in a way that best fits the user’s necessities.

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Course Assignment

INDS 488- Sohn

Type of Presentation

I am willing to give either an oral or poster presentation

Performance Description

I will mainly explain the concepts that I researched for this study and how I used the research to develop a design solution for the women's shelter. I will also discuss the design process, from beginning to end, and how I resulted to the current design of each space.

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Emerge Women's Shelter

As new facilities are being developed, it begs the question, how are the design of these spaces being executed in a way that promotes one’s well-being? Research proves that considering the users and their needs of each space, during the beginning of the design phases creates a more functional, particularly designed space. Integrating architectural and design elements that provide opportunities for control helps in producing an environment that the occupants perceive more safe, resulting in a feeling of relaxation. Furthermore, we as humans, crave a connection to nature as it brings a sense of serenity and joy. Site orientation, window placement, and the utilization of materials are elements that assist in reconnecting those in an interior space with the exterior environment. A medical facility project branded the Birthing Center (pictured) and the current senior thesis project, Emerge Women’s Shelter, both exhibit these research applications throughout the design of each space. The success of each end product proves that it is imperative to not only design a beautiful space but to design in a way that best fits the user’s necessities.