Architecture - Masters
The proposal at hand is a sanctuary for younger homeless women in Brisbane, whilst also becoming an urban amenity for the general public. It is a place of refuge where users can feel safe, welcomed and at ease, experiences which are a direct contrast to statements from homeless women of “feeling in danger” and “being uncomfortable and scared “. The infrastructure allows engagement with likeminded individuals through provision of public ground floor amenity, whilst also providing spaces aiding personal escape and private recovery. Generally, the thoughtful architectural design promotes an all-encompassing feeling of safety and support in the community through function and design.
From a young age Mattie has always been curious about design, however, it was the realisation that she could turn this curiosity into a lifelong endeavor that really got her excited. The prospect that meaningful and unique architecture can have a huge impact on the way that we live our lives, is an idea that really inspires Mattie everyday as a designer. Mattie is learning new creative skills every day in her work and personal life and is really looking forward to her future in this creative profession.