Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

The homeless community in transit hubs; A resource provided by Interior design

Class

Article

College

Caine College of the Arts

Faculty Mentor

Susie Tibbitts

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

Homelessness has become a prominent issue throughout the US. While there are a number of resources implemented to help aide the homeless, there is still more to be done. Interior design can be perceived only as being beneficial in a residential setting, while commercial and public impact often goes ignored. The research conducted in this project focuses on the homeless and why people tend to congregate in transit centers and why they stay for such a long period of time. Resources implicated through interior design can help reduce the desire to stay in transit hubs while providing help and transportation to improve lives and the well being of the homeless community as a whole. The research conducted and findings are specific to a building designed to be built in Anchorage, Alaska. In conclusion of this analysis onsite nonprofits were implemented into the design as well as transportation providing access to shelters as well as job centers from the transit hub. The over all design of the transit hub was created to provide a better experience for all occupants long term as well as short term.

Location

Room 101

Start Date

4-12-2018 10:30 AM

End Date

4-12-2018 11:45 AM

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The homeless community in transit hubs; A resource provided by Interior design

Room 101

Homelessness has become a prominent issue throughout the US. While there are a number of resources implemented to help aide the homeless, there is still more to be done. Interior design can be perceived only as being beneficial in a residential setting, while commercial and public impact often goes ignored. The research conducted in this project focuses on the homeless and why people tend to congregate in transit centers and why they stay for such a long period of time. Resources implicated through interior design can help reduce the desire to stay in transit hubs while providing help and transportation to improve lives and the well being of the homeless community as a whole. The research conducted and findings are specific to a building designed to be built in Anchorage, Alaska. In conclusion of this analysis onsite nonprofits were implemented into the design as well as transportation providing access to shelters as well as job centers from the transit hub. The over all design of the transit hub was created to provide a better experience for all occupants long term as well as short term.