CHANGING PERCEPTIONS - A JOINT VENTURE - REIMAGINED RESIDENCE HALL FURNISHINGS

UO DESIGN STUDENTS AND AICS WORKING TOGETHER

Fresh off the line, the reimagined residence hall furniture has become a reality. Each piece is designed with accessible floor space for storage and the feeling of a larger room. The bed shown is the ICFF model, lowered to twenty inches.

The beginning of 2017 marked the start of a new joint venture for Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE) and the University of Oregon (UO). Although OCE had been designing and producing quality furnishings for Oregon’s schools systems and other Oregon state agencies for years, OCE wanted to take a look at updating the designs of some of its current residence hall furnishings. Graduate students and faculty at the University of Oregon Product Design Department within the School of Art and Design agreed to participate in OCE’s idea to design new furnishings that meet the current needs of life in dormitory housing. This design studio project was a joint venture between OCE and UO students collaborating to design a modern, cohesive and functional look that could stand up to the heavy use of college/school life. The project also introduced students to OCE, one of the many reentry preparation efforts by Oregon Department of Corrections. Here is our journey together.

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OCE and University of Oregon work together to improve lives and careers

University of Oregon Design School students and faculty

UO Associate Professor John Arndt and the Product Design students take advantage of the opportunity to discuss Computer Aided Drafting and Design with adults in custody.

University of Oregon Design School students and faculty

UO Product Design Studio students and faculty.

University of Oregon Design School students and faculty

An expert in furniture fabrication, this AIC prepares a subassembly for the finish room.

University of Oregon Design School students and faculty



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