BID projects – Fanshawe College
We are thrilled to continue our celebration of the class of 2023 from Ontario ARIDO-recognized schools this year. This is our third year of posting graduating student work on BLOG//ARIDO and we are pleased to share their accomplishments with the ARIDO community and beyond.
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 May and June.
Avery Boyes - Designing a Hotel to Enhance Guest Comfort Levels
Arriving at a place one has never visited can lead to anxiety, stress, and feeling overwhelmed. Often, hotels do not include spaces that accommodate all types of travelers' needs. If a hotel does not provide a good first impression guests will be unpleased with their stay, leading to discomfort. The goal of this project is to create a space that is tailored to guests' needs.
The Serenity Inn is intended to become a significant destination for comfort. To Enhance guests' well-being, plants and greenery are incorporated throughout. Emphasis is placed on using sustainable materials to help maintain indoor air quality. Materials also have acoustical properties to improve privacy and allow guests to relax peacefully. For personalization and adaptability, each seating area is multi-purpose. A sense of warmth is emitted using a neutral colour palette.
Hadeel Sinjab - Mindful Refuge: Reducing stress and anxiety of refugee children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through the design of a welcoming center
The population of immigrants and refugees, especially children, is growing day by day in Canada. This population group represents the future of our country, and their health and safety in the built environment needs a greater focus. This can be done with increased research on mental health outcomes from pre-migration violence and post-migration experiences as these factors negatively impact their psychological state and behaviour, family cohesion, and social support.
The goal of the new design of the welcoming centre is to provide assessment, settlement, language and employment services, tiered preventive, treatment programs and community connections. This will be done to act as a "third place" and strengthen the overall sense of community for refugees as they settle in Canada.
Hope McDougall - A postpartum clinic that promotes healing and wellness to parents on their postpartum journey
1 in 7 women and 1 in 10 men suffer from postpartum mental illness. Seasons Postpartum Clinic in London, Ontario will be a place where new parents can come to connect with others, create friendships, be educated, receive services and overall consistently be supported in a safe environment during this new journey. Seasons will offer educational classes, self-care classes, a grab and go cafe, a retail space, community space, private offices and a public and private entrance to ensure everyone feels comfortable and able to receive services at the clinic. Overall, Seasons will implement interior design strategies that provide support for new parents on their postpartum journey, allowing them to heal, access resources and be part of a social community.
Katelyn Montgomery - A creative hub designed to support the well - being of recent graduates while reducing their stress and anxiety throughout their job search
The transition from post-secondary graduation to finding a job can be a challenging time for graduates. It can often be overwhelming and for some a negative experience as they try to secure work upon graduation. Research has shown that recent graduates are experiencing anxiety and stress during their job search due to a lack of resources. They are feeling ill-prepared and overall this negatively impacts their job search. Bloom, a creative hub, has been designed to provide opportunities for recent graduates to collaborate, network, skill build, socialize, and ultimately help them secure their dream job.
Meaghan Maass - Encouraging mental + physical rest to heal from academic + workplace burnout through the built environment
It has been proven that in recent years burnout has become a more common problem as jobs and academic courses have become more rigorous and intense, therefore putting more stress on people. While it has become more recognized, burnout is still cast aside and not recognized in many environments as a serious problem. Ritual is a wellness retreat focused on healing from academic and workplace burnout through the built environment. Ritual provides its guests with all of the tools necessary to hit the pause button and focus on themselves. The Ritual experience is one of pure relaxation and recovery and promoting those habits to become a ritual in clients’ lives.