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NCJ Number: 70869 Find in a Library
Title: National Student Competition On Adaptive Reuse - A Shelter Care Facility
Corporate Author: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Community Research Forum
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL 61820
US Dept of Justice
Grant Number: 78-JS-AX-0046
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Designs submitted to the Shelter Care Competition, a program devised to stimulate cost effective designs which might bring shelter care projects within the reach of many communities, are presented and described.
Abstract: The designs submitted for this competition came from university students. No square footage requirements for individual shelter spaces were given; a total of 2,800 square feet, however, was expected to be sufficient for most shelter facility purposes. An upper limit of 3,200 square feet was included as a safeguard against the selection of overly spacious buildings which would reduce staff supervision capability and efficiency. Competition participants were asked to interpret the following functional requirements: the facility was to provide sleeping and living areas for 8 to 12 youths between the ages of 10 and 16; both males and females were to live there; special areas were to be provided for counseling spaces, for food preparation and eating areas, and for both passive and vigorous activities. An apartment for live-in staff, along with permanent office or work space, was required. Also, participants were responsible for selecting a site that provided the following community resources: transportation, job opportunities, educational and vocational services, social service organizations, shops, recreational facilities, and potential staff and volunteers. The facility would cost between $98,000 and $112,000: land purchase costs would be added. Winning projects were selected for several reasons including (1) the completeness of the planning process, (2) the appropriateness of the site and structure, (3) the economic development costs, and (4) the projected utility of the spaces. Floor plans of three of the award winning designs are provided. Fourteen references are included.
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Community involvement; Facility conditions; Juvenile shelter care; Residential child care institutions; Space management; Specifications
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