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REINTEGRATION - PROPOSAL, SITE ANALYSIS & BUILDING PROGRAM PROBLEM STATEMENT:

The current model of transitional housing for the homeless population often fails to engage the individual in the resource that is provided. The result is continuous looping through the system, abusing the temporary shelter provided, without stepping on to longer term housing, employment and enhanced lifestyle solutions.

THESIS PROPOSAL: To introduce a new intentional community model in Portland for people transitioning from a life of homelessness and addiction to a residential environment. this model emphasizes engagement of participants during the process of: - recovery, - self care, - relational building, - community engagement, - occupational therapy and - individual ownership of place thru building their own dwellings. The required engagement to step through this building process simultaneously perpetuates the recovery process and increases opportunity for attaining long-term housing and employment options.

the train hopper

TARGET POPULATION: TRAIN HOPPING & SQUATTER COUNTERCULTURE = ages 18-35 TRAINHOPPERS = communities of people that move from one place to another by train, rather than settling down in one location. SQUATTERS = occupying an abandoned or unoccupied space or building, both residential or commercial, that the squatter does not own, rent or otherwise have permission to use.

WILCOCK’S PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORY: the human need for occupation in relation to maintaining health and survival of the individual: individuals within this counterculture form strong “familial” bonds as they protect eachothers livelihood...despite the fact that overindulgence in use of alcohol and drugs is prevalent.

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Provide for immediate bodily needs of sustenance, self-care, shelter, and safety. * shelter *detox * treatment

the squatter

W2.

Develop skills, social structures, and technology aimed at superiority over predators and environment. *relationship building * community engagement

W3.

Exercise and develop personal capabilities enabling the individual to reach his or her full potential *skill building through design build workshop * employment opportunities * kit of part for moving to long-term housing

this is a community of people who often times strives for resistance of social norms. such as cleanliness, structure, govenment, employment, paying taxes, and material possessions.

site by need pnca ocac mfa in applied craft & design: the bison building 425 ne 9th ave. PROGRAM: Connecting design thinking to design doing, Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art have collaborated to create a unique MFA Program grounded in hands-on making, entrepreneurial strategies, and social and environmental engagement.

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THIS IS EXECUTED BY: engaging participants in taking ownership over their own dwelling legally, but they are able to individualize the design to suit their own stylistic preferences.

program timeline 12 months 9 months 6 months 3 months intake

Combining a mentor-based approach with an exceptional visiting artists program, students work one-on-one with nationally and internationally recognized designers, makers, and scholars in a self-directed curriculum that challenges them to bring to life the full strength of their ideas and skills. Encouraging a cross-disciplinary studio environment in which the workshop is a lab to collaboratively explore design and making processes, the Program welcomes students from a wide range of creative backgrounds to make original work with an applied purpose. With a curriculum focused on the development of a strong artistic voice, the realization of work for a specific community or client, and entrepreneurism that connects making a living with making a difference, the MFA in Applied Craft and Design is the only graduate program of its kind. BENEFITS: allows students to work with participants ans vice-versa greater educational experience and community buliding realized

DISTRICT TO SUPPORT -

shelter detox

- central eastside POTENTIAL PARTNERSHIPS -

treatment & recovery

- habitat restore - transition projects - homeless working group - grows - pnca/ocac m of applied craft

self care

PNCA OCAC MFA IN APPLIED CRAFT & DESIGN 425 NE 9TH AVE.

relational building

DISTRICT: CENTRAL EASTSIDE

communication & employment

community engagement

site by need restore habitat for humanity (portland): 66 southeast morrison st. THE RESTORE MISSION: The ReStores raise funds to help Habitat for Humanity build affordable homes in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan areas. And, we keep usable materials out of the waste stream and into home building, remodeling, and creative arts projects.

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design build units individualized dwellings

In just the past two years we have raised over $275,000 for our affiliates and kept over 1,800 tons of materials out of the landfill. BENFITS:

building materials volunteer opportunity income possibilities networking with community & neighborhood members branch of habitat for humanity

DISTRICT TO SUPPORT -

unit timeline

- central eastside POTENTIAL PARTNERSHIPS - habitat restore - transition projects - homeless working group - grows - pnca/ocac m of applied craft

RESTORE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY (PORTLAND) 66 SOUTHEAST MORRISON ST.

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DISTRICT: CENTRAL EASTSIDE

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DIRECTOR JOE CONNELL

site by need eastbank commerce center: 1001 se water ave NEIGBORHOOD BENFITS: homeless working group defined need for se close proximity to est/heavily pop camps - salmon industrial area = less opposition from neighborhood near habitat restore (possible partnership & supplies for building) centrally located

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BUILDING CRITERIA MET:

EAST BANK COMMERCE CENTER 1001 SE WATER AVE. # 120 DISTRICT: CENTRAL EASTSIDE ZONE: IG1 SF: 66,017 YB: 1925

4 + story elvator for accessibility u shape = natural light penetration throughout first floor roof top accessibility/usage loading docks for shipping/receiving donations expansive windows = visibility for retail/gallery space on lower levels possibility of punching thru floors

DISTRICT TO SUPPORT -

SITE CRITERIA MET:

- central eastside

proximity to transit vacant lot to south for community use/garden space site expanse allows for decompression zone visibility to both sides of the river accessibility to both sides: bike path, walking path, between 2 bridges, train, public transit affordable grocery w/in 3 blocks (Sheridan fruit co) white noise from freeway = transitional zone from outdoor to indoor living view of river/train = familiarity to outdoor elements (transition from urban to residential)

POTENTIAL PARTNERSHIPS - habitat restore - transition projects - homeless working group - grows - pnca/ocac m of applied craft

PROGRAM AXON

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4TH FLOOR PLAN

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3RD FLOOR PLAN

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W1 2ND FLOOR PLAN

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SITE & 1ST FLOOR PLAN

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MELISSA FARMER - THESIS 2011


REINTEGRATION - LIVING FLOOR AXONS & RESIDENT KIT OF PARTS “INTROVERTED” PIECES CENTRAL & WALLS CLOSED

“DESIGN BUILD LIVING PARTS” RESIDENTS TAKE OWNERSHIP OF PLACE BY BUILDING SIMPLE PIECES THAT CAN MOVE WITH THEM. STORAGE WARDROBE BED TABLE

1 FLOOR PLOT = 180 - 200 SF

“NEIGHBORLY” CENTER DIVIDING WALL OPENS FOR SHARED MEALS

WEST - EAST SECTION

SOUTH ELEVATION

1 FLOOR PLOT 180 -PLAN 200 SF 3RD = FLOOR

“PARTNERED” 1 WALL ENCLOSES 2 FLOOR PLOTS PIECES TRANSPORTABLE THROUGH STANDARD DOORWAY... EASING THE TRANSITION TO LONGER-TERM HOUSING SOLUTIONS.

STAIR SECTION

1 FLOOR PLOT = 360 SF 2ND FLOOR PLAN

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INTAKE SECTION

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INTAKE & 1ST FLOOR PLAN 4TH FLOOR LIVING WING AXON

MELISSA FARMER - THESIS 2011


REINTEGRATION - INTERIOR & EXTERIOR ENVIRONMENT

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3RD & 4TH FLOOR INDIVIDUAL UNIT - NEIGHBORLY

3RD & 4TH FLOOR LIVING FLOORS INDIVIDUAL UNITS SLIDING WALLS ALLOW VARIANCE IN PULBIC/PRIVATE

W1

STAIRWELL GALLERY WITH CONVERSATION PLATFORMS RESIDENTS LEAVE THEIR “MARK”

WEST ENTRANCE - INTAKE

W3

3RD & 4TH FLOOR INDIVIDUAL UNIT - NEIGHBORLY

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MELISSA FARMER - THESIS 2011

1ST FLOOR ELEVATOR & STAIRWELL

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REINTEGRATION - THESIS 2011  

PROBLEM STATEMENT: The current model of transitional housing for the homeless population often fails to engage the individual in the resourc...

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