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Transitional Housing Booths Give Residents Needed Personal Space

Now that the transitional housing booths have been installed and in use for the past few months, residents are able to give their feedback.

Phila. U. students face challenge in designing women's shelter

By Hillary Siegel, Inquirer Staff Writer
POSTED: April 14, 2013

Architecture students at Philadelphia University confronted an unusual challenge when they created a living environment for residents at the Women of Change shelter in Philadelphia.

The shelter, for women with mental illness who are chronically homeless, is meant as transitional housing.

The students had to solve this puzzle: How to create beds and a living area that were comfortable and provided some privacy, without making them too comfortable or too private - the shelter should not be so nice that residents never want to leave.

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This entry was posted on April 14, 2012

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