Our children's metaphysical well being and safety should be a priority in the institutional buildings they dwell in for their first quarter of a century. I examine questions through design like: How does their environment generate optimal creativity? How can we properly eliminate violent threats through design elements?
As a progressive country, Canada has a long way to go to meet the basic needs of its' most vulnerable citizens. I see opportunity where design is concerned to help long term patients suffering with dementia who become separated from their loved ones, homelessness and low income housing. These are just a few examples of special communities for the vulnerable that need to have specialized design concepts.