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Camia Brown

Camia Brown

Brooklyn, NY, US

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The Cove Shelter and Restaurant Nuevo

For my senior thesis I was afforded the opportunity to select and explore my own topic of interest, client, and location for my thesis.  I was wanted to explore the topics of Institutional Design, Green/Sustainable Design, and Environmental behavior (Human Factors) through the development of an unconventional youth facility for homeless, runaway, and at-risk teens. The idea was developed through my desire to learn about design with a positive impact on society. I have a heart for residential and hospitality design, and with the project it allowed me to combine elements from both. 

This is a short-term home stay facility for teens ages 13-18 that helps them develop self-worth, gain direction, and learn independent living skills.

The average stay is 6 months but the length of stay is determined on a case by case basis. It will serve as a safe haven for them and provide housing along with a healing and rehabilitating environment for the youth who are in a state of crisis. They will also have the opportunity to participate in a culinary program at the facility in which they will be taught how to prepare, cook and serve meals at the restaurant called Nuevo; which is also open to the public. The goal of the program is to assist each person in discovering a positive outlet and decreasing the percentage rate that teens end up in jail and helping them become independent and successful members of our community

 
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Status: School Project

 
lobby
lobby
Restaurant
Restaurant
Restaurant Main Dining
Restaurant Main Dining
Game/Lounge
Game/Lounge
Game/Lounge grouped seating and view of game room
Game/Lounge grouped seating and view of game room
Typical girls room
Typical girls room

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