Victoria Lindsey | ARCH 4011 | Fall 2016
IDEAL is a protective travel jacket designed specifically with the needs of refugees and migrants in mind. The goal is to aid refugees and migrants as they make this journey, by providing them with a multi-functional jacket that meets their needs throughout their journey. With features like a removable prayer rug/blanket, full adjustability, and various spacious pockets, the IDEAL jacket serves as a form of in-kind assistance for refugees, and will be distributed through a social venture, the business model for which is under development. The project will be continued as Victoria Lindsey’s thesis in Spring of 2017, and is also an entrant in UVa’s entrepreneurship cup, selected as a winner in the Concept stage.