SHELTER - CONCEPT DESIGN
JMAA architecture was commissioned to complete a concept design for a homeless shelter. The shelter design is progressive in that it provides varying levels of housing. In addition to a group area there is also a private bedroom group housing area and independent living tiny homes. This will help individuals learn independent living skills and provide opportunities to no longer need the shelter system.
The design for this facility focused on creating an inviting atmosphere without a strong institutional presence. The use of local artists to create a bright mural on the facade will be a large focal point. Functionality is also very important in a facility such as this. Floor plans focused on user safety and comfort were developed for the concept.
This building and program will help many by providing education, therapy, and housing opportunities. This buildings design helps facility a productive social program much needed in Alberta.