The proposed piece asks us to read the "green pockets" on campus as places where the sense of community, personal health, and wellness are enhanced. These are the interwoven spaces within the built fabric where our mind and body come in contact with nature, moments to self and moments with others happen, breaks from busy schedules become rituals, communities unite to reach out to others, and so much more.
Originally from Côte d'Ivoire, Nicole Niava is a Master of Architecture Candidate from the Yale School of Architecture. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Arts and Design and previously worked in Interior and Architecture design studios in the U.S., Côte d'Ivoire, and China. Nicole's interest in design also extends to fabrication and visual arts. Her approach transforms ideas from contemporary social and cultural nuances into seamless habitable, functional, and visual experiences.