The Good Shepherd 2017

The Good Shepherd Centre is a secure support centre for young, vulnerable people in Erskine, Scotland.

The centre approached the Glasgow School of Art Interior design community and asked that we put forward a design proposal for a calm and relaxing space for the young people to unwind and be creative. 

I put forward a proposal for a space that would combine both a sleeping area and a creative zone. I designed a bespoke bed frame that would allow an individual to sit in the space and relax, with an integrated projector that would provide entertainment, or create a sensory room type experience. 

The creative zone has a fixed table with seating for those who wish to write and draw to do so, with the option of using an interactive and safe smart board, which has been placed just to the right of the entrance. 

The addition of wall and ceiling murals and a light colour pallet allows for the space to be tranquil and inviting. I have used this design technique in the bathroom also, with the addition of a wall with a small viewing point that gives the young person more privacy than previously.

My design was selected by both the staff and the young people as the proposal in which they would like to take forward. The centre plan on completing 9 bedrooms in 2017 following my design proposal and a further 9 to be completed in 2018.

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