Janus Centre for Women

CompanySavannah College of Art and Design
ClientFelipe Palacio
Designer
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

The Janus Center for women welcomes veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma (MTS). The center houses a seven week program specifically designed to help them through the healing process after what they experienced. The building was created using a simple and effective design, and its ultimate goal is to disappear around its patients, placing the treatment in the forefront. The concept of simplicity is used to create comfort and ease using natural and warm materials. The spaces are modern but familiar and minimal but inviting. The wellbeing of the patients was translated thought the architecture through the planning of the layout, materiality, circulation and orientation of the building.