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Good design is a catalyst for positive change within our communities and has the power to dispel negative stigma; it can provide dignity and a sense of dwelling to those who have lost their homes. How we speak about these projects matters. This presentation will focus on two projects providing shelter to people experiencing homelessness and how supportive housing/shelter is healthcare for our communities. Participants will learn to provide meaningful projects while changing the dialogue surrounding this rapidly rising issue with trauma-informed design. Attendees will learn about the projects and the programmatic elements within them that help to provide lasting help to community members through mentally supportive environments, from nightly shelter to transitional housing.
Hosted by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health an AIA Knowledge Community.Learning Objectives:
John Dineen, AIA, LEED AP
Director of Planning, Education & Science | HDR Architecture, Inc.
Kate Dudzik Smith
Senior Design Architect | HDR Architecture, Inc.
Executive Director | Siena Francis House
Thomas Bahr, AIA, NCARB, EDAC, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C
Project Architect | Jacobs
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