My name is Sarah Knowlton, I am 23 years old and I have recently completed my BA degree in Interior Architecture and Design at Birmingham City University. For my final major project, I have chosen to design a rehabilitation centre for ex criminals and people who have wrongfully been accused of crimes. My reason for choosing this topic is mainly because the crime rate within Birmingham is rising, and it’s an issue which needs to be resolved. I believe one of the ways we can tackle this is by designing a centre which provides a haven for those who are struggling. By providing facilities such as, a library, a GYM, a cooking studio, and workshop, etc, the visitors can develop skills to gain employment. Through research I also found an ex criminal is 2/3 more likely to re-offend if they are homeless, which is why I have specifically designed short term accommodation to prevent users from re offending. Overall, the proposal is about giving the users an opportunity to develop themselves into becoming better citizens, as well as reducing crime within Birmingham.