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Opening of the Kearney Service Center

Published April 30, 2015


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Dr. Jill Pable, professor and Kenan Fishburne, assistant professor of the Department of Interior Architecture and Design have provided pro bono interior design consultation for Tallahassee’s Kearney Service Center, a new 36,000 220 bed emergency homeless shelter that opened April 5. This comprehensive facility serves homeless men and women providing lodging and dining spaces, a medical clinic, GED classrooms and case manager support. Working alongside the firm Clemons Rutherford and Associates Architects, Pable and Fishburne provided guidance on color, lighting, interior finishes, art, furnishings and environmental signage. The concept for the facility is ‘doorways to the future’ that is expressed through signage and color specifications throughout the space as well as a custom art sculpture located in the 20 foot tall central atrium by Judy Rushin, associate professor with the FSU Department of Art.