CHOOSE SITE

11/8/2020 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Track:Behavioral Health Practices

Type:1

Robyn Whitwham

Architect

Stantec

Jenny Carver

Executive Director

Stella’s Place

Deanna Brown

Principal

Stantec

Session Description

Young adults designing for young adults. That’s what’s happening at Stella’s Place, a mental health community center serving youths age 16-29 in the greater Toronto area. At Stella’s Place–a positive, peer-engaging community–young adults serve as partners at every level of the organization.
As designers of the new flagship, the Stantec team took a co-design approach with Stella’s Place participants to create a shared vision of what the new building will look and feel like. Led by young adults in the Stantec Toronto office, the design team benefits from having a level of shared experience and empathy for the users.