MFA ID alumna honored in ASID Shelter Design Competition


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Yating Chang, Interior Tao-Hua Yuan. Image: Yating Chang.

Recent MFA Interior Design graduate Yating Chang has received honorable mention for her entry to the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2014 SHELTER Competition.

The SHELTER competition challenged interior design students to envision mass care emergency shelter needs in the aftermath of a man-made tragedy or natural disaster such as Hurricane Sandy. The project called for developing insightful and creative concepts that considered ways existing, vacant buildings can be temporarily converted into shelters. Chang’s entry, titled Interior Tao-Hua Yuan, proposed a utopian shelter that can operate up to one year after a natural disaster andconsiders the safety and comfort of evacuees, offering a place where public and private areas coexist.