WSCADV Takes on Domestic Violence Through Architecture
Does architecture have a role in fighting domestic violence? Movement Maker organization Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence has teamed up with the architects of Mahlum, a firm with offices in Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon to create a wesbsite (Building Dignity) that gives domestic violence agencies around the country resources and models for fundamentally changing the way shelters are structured. The website showcases floor plans and photos of a new type of shelter that gives women and children more private space. One example that’s already been built is the YWCA Pierce County, which emphasizes fully decorated private apartments. Learn more.
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