Florida State University Interior Design Department‘s Faculty members Kenan Fishburne and Jill Pable are providing pro bono design consultation services for the Comprehensive Emergency Services Center project in Tallahassee. This center will serve as a new location for emergency housing for homeless persons as well as dining, medical assistance, social services counseling, and GED educational training for these those in need. The center broke ground in February 2014 on West Pensacola Street and is slated for opening in March of 2015.
Professors Fishburne and Pable were asked to provide advice on the project based on their previous research with shelters and residents’ perceptions of these spaces. They are working with Jacob Reiter, Director of the Shelter, and Chuck Whitehead of the Renaissance Center. CRA of Tallahassee serve as the architects of record.