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HOUSING THE HOMELESS: A CASE FOR COMPASSIONATE DESIGN

November 2020

The winners of the 2020 RAIC Foundation Bursary were Kellie Chin and Naomi Shewchuk, both Intern Architects working in Toronto. Their concern for the impact of COVID-19 on the homeless residents in Toronto's shelters, prompted this re-examination of the shelter system.

“The winners of the 2020 RAIC Foundation Bursary were Kellie Chin and Naomi Shewchuk, both Intern Architects working in Toronto. Their concern for the impact of COVID-19 on the homeless residents in Toronto’s shelters, prompted this re-examination of the shelter system.”

Recently published in Spacing Toronto, you can read the results of their project by clicking here.

A note on the winners:

Kellie Chin (Project Co-Lead):

Kellie is an Intern Architect at WORKSHOP with an interest in promoting social responsibility and invigorating local communities. She has completed various buildings in Toronto as well as projects with Toronto’s Shelter, Support & Housing Administration working on the initiative to deliver 1000 new shelter beds in the city.

Naomi Shewchuk (Project Co-Lead):

Naomi Shewchuk is an Intern Architect with a background focused in residential design. She received her M.Arch(2018) from the University of Toronto and currently works at SvN Architects + Planners.

Thanks to WORKSHOP., who provided project support.

Please consider a monthly donation to help us expand our offerings to students, interns and young professionals. Donations can be made through the RAIC Foundation website at raicf.ca under the Donate tab. For more information about the RAIC Foundation and other ways in which you can become involved, please contact me at raic.foundation@raicf.ca.

Jim Taggart FRAIC
Executive Director

 

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