Faculty Advisor

Selkow, Stanley M.


The María Amor Foundation, a women’s shelter for domestic abuse victims, sits on a largely unused plot of land. The goal of our project was to design an integrated land-use plan to provide food for internal use as well as to sell. Onsite we interviewed employees of the foundation and visited local farms to learn about the needs of the foundation and local agriculture practices. Our final design included functional, sustainable features which allows the shelter to serve as a safe space for women to recover and reconnect with nature. We left the property with suggestions on how to evolve to be completely self-sustaining.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project