ARCH 793B : Directed Design Research (Thesis)

ACTIVATION | San Francisco Community Healing Center

If our responsibility as architects is to activate our built spaces for the rejuvenation of our users, we must rethink the way we design juvenile justice facilities. Through architecture, the aim of this project is to challenge the juvenile justice system by proposing an environment that heals and regenerates the lives of those facing incarceration. Through architectural intervention, the center integrates both youth and public in the same building and brings nature into the user’s experience. The residents find uplift and restoration in their environment, equipped to enter back into everyday society.