Empowerment Retreat

UniversitySavannah College of Art and Design
Lead Designer
ClientTylen-Asher Perpall
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

‘Welcome’, ‘empower’ and ‘inspire’; the key words
behind the visualization of this project. The
Empowerment Retreat provided the opportunity to
design meaningful spaces that sheds light on an
invisible topic. This behavioral health facility purpose
is to empower women that have been sexually abused
during their service in the military. The butterfly, the
element of inspiration, has been used to represent the
powerful idea of transformation. Each aspect of this
project was chosen to evoke a calm and relaxing
atmosphere for the women to feel at home during the
7-week rehabilitation program. Several activities such
as: art therapy, culinary therapy, yoga, etc. were
created and chosen with the survivors’ best interest at
heart. Through careful thought and intense research,
this all-inclusive facility will be a place that welcomes
victims, empowers survivors, and inspires other
victims and survivors.