JCCC Honors Journal


This project consisted of space planning research and an environmental design that translated into a tangible project in interior design. I worked with a local assisted-living community to develop a space plan for several areas within the community: a multi-purpose activity center (HAC) and the adjoining coffee lounge. Community management felt these areas were underutilized and I conducted a post-occupancy analysis and provided recommendations for space planning. The areas in question were also undergoing major reconfigurations due to additions to the building. I analyzed the space for current and future needs, incorporated changes in footprint and traffic, and created a revised space plan that would address community needs and provide a welcoming and stimulating atmosphere for its residents and visitors. The resulting space has distinctive areas for multiple activities that are both functional and comfortable. The overall space provides clear directions and seamlessly connects the new building addition to the existing areas.