Sheridan BID Projects
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Bachelor of Interior Design graduation shows and events have been cancelled. ARIDO would like to celebrate the class of 2020 from Ontario ARIDO-recognized schools and ensure their work is appreciated. ARIDO has worked with these schools to promote a selection of 4th year BID student work on BLOG//ARIDO and will be posting the work each Wednesday during the coming weeks.
The Rise Centre for Menopause is a facility focused on promoting the physical and psychological well-being of women going through the menopause stage by educating and treating them with holistic approaches tailored to each individual. At the same time, this centre aims to create a safe space for an open conversation on what has become a very taboo topic and reduce the stigma of seeking help and information on it. The project adopts an integrated course of treatment by educating participants on the links between mind and body, and connecting participants with each other, facilitating a safe space for them to build a community. The concept of interconnection is graphically represented as different paths crossing one another. The points of intersection hold the most important spaces: conference room, meditation room and demonstration kitchen, allowing for community development around the touchy topic of menopause.
My thesis project is focused on a community centre that provides therapy and educational support for children with learning disabilities. A learning disability “is a neurological dysfunction; it refers to a variety of difficulties that affects the acquisition, retention, understanding, organization, or use of verbal and/or non-verbal information.” (LDAO)
This facility is aims to provide a supportive environment for children and guardians/parents, by introducing effective programs, and community events to help educate others, and to promote socialization and interaction among children. The design of the space includes interactive technology and open creative spaces that give a sense of an emotionally comfortable and therapeutic atmosphere.
LD Circle is well considered for LEED and WELL standards. Starting from the site location to the finishes, sustainability has been the priority. The LEED-certified acoustic ceiling panels and perforated metal in classrooms and loud areas, green circle certified and/or recycled flooring materials, upholstery with recycled content, and LEED-certified furniture. The lifecycle of the flexible furniture and sustainability of the facility let our future generation learn and grow in a healthy and flexible environment.
The CO-COON Centre for Developmental Trauma Disorder is designed to improve the lives of children and families by providing an effective and efficient trauma service. The goal is to provide a fun, inclusive, and safe environment that will positively impact the success of recovery while providing the best possible care tailored to each individual’s needs. It is a centre to educate the community about the effects of Developmental Trauma Disorder (D.T.D) and how to help someone; to lower the rate of childhood trauma that will be carried over into adulthood in the form of PTSD and finally, to lower the rate of children that are being sent into the foster care system.
The centre will provide both formal and informal therapy treatment through the use of professional therapy, counselling, assessments and educational classes. In contrast to the formal treatment, there will also be open communal spaces, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, recreational activities and relaxation spaces which are less formal but still provide therapeutic relief.
Flourish is a mental health facility for young adults located in Brantford, Ontario. It is designed to be a safe space, or a home away from home. Through an accredited process, we help young adults get the proper care and information to help improve their mental health. By offering many programs our patients will learn to deal with symptoms associated with mental illnesses. We are not only helping the individual but bringing the community together to help each other.
Life skill-based learning (LSBL) is an educational method that is effective in teaching students’ valuable soft skills currently missing from the traditional school curriculum. The goal of the Framework Educational Facility is to deliver this knowledge to young students in a manner that celebrates learning through play, exploration, and collaboration. The organic structure of the interior space reinforces the break from conventional learning. Flexibility and variety within the spaces allow for adaptation to different activities and student needs. Breakout spaces within the facility provide an opportunity for learning to take place outside the classroom environment, showing students that learning can happen anywhere.