Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Designing interiors for CAPSA; Creating a healing space for all

Class

Article

College

Caine College of the Arts

Faculty Mentor

Susan Tibbitts

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

CAPSA is a non-profit domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape recovery center. It provides support services for women, men, and children impacted by abuse. Their facility must be designed to not only provide a safe place for victims, but the interior environment must heal its occupants. CAPSA’s mission is to provide support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and to reduce incidents of abuse through prevention education. With a functional space, CAPSA will be able to further education and instruction to those seeking help. By interviewing specialists on the necessities of a functional, healing space, a design can be implemented that assists those who use it. Research of the effects of color and pattern on occupants is vital in designing a space that is comfortable for its users. Extensive research of materials and finishes that best suit the function of various spaces within CAPSA’s facility will also ensure an accurate design. Because CAPSA is a place of security and education, the design will play an important role in the healing and productivity of its occupants.

Location

The South Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

4-12-2018 2:45 PM

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Designing interiors for CAPSA; Creating a healing space for all

The South Atrium

CAPSA is a non-profit domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape recovery center. It provides support services for women, men, and children impacted by abuse. Their facility must be designed to not only provide a safe place for victims, but the interior environment must heal its occupants. CAPSA’s mission is to provide support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and to reduce incidents of abuse through prevention education. With a functional space, CAPSA will be able to further education and instruction to those seeking help. By interviewing specialists on the necessities of a functional, healing space, a design can be implemented that assists those who use it. Research of the effects of color and pattern on occupants is vital in designing a space that is comfortable for its users. Extensive research of materials and finishes that best suit the function of various spaces within CAPSA’s facility will also ensure an accurate design. Because CAPSA is a place of security and education, the design will play an important role in the healing and productivity of its occupants.