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New Carver Apartments, Los Angeles
Michael Maltzan Architecture.

Good design is for everyone.

Persons that experience homelessness vary greatly in their backgrounds, causes of crisis, and nature of their perceptions.  And not all beings are human that experience homelessness--- companion animals are also affected. Staff, too, deserve functional and humanity-supportive places to work.

 

As all are best served by facilities that attend to their specific needs where possible, these reports delve into the specific characteristics of selected populations whose qualities are under-examined, and would benefit from facilities that include features that support their exit from homelessness. 

 

The reports identifies the population, provides a selection of their first-person stories, and extracts practical conclusions that can help guide architectural and interior design programming and product selection. 

Free downloadable reports and guidelines

Click on the links below to download helpful information. 

designing for unhoused families

This report examines the specific issues and needs of families with children experiencing homelessness and provides guidance on how to design built environments that assist them.

designing for unhoused adolescents

This report examines the specific issues and needs of adolescent persons experiencing homelessness and provides guidance on how to design built environments that assist them.

designing for unhoused seniors

This report examines the specific issues and needs of people who are senior in age experiencing homelessness and provides guidance on how to design built environments that assist them.

designing for survivors of domestic violence

This report examines the specific issues and needs of current or former victims of domestic violence experiencing homelessness and provides guidance on how to design built environments that assist them.

designing for people with companion animals

Designing for people with companion animals

Through a partnership with My Dog Is My Home, this report provides background research and practical strategies for designing places for people with companion animals. 

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