Project Description Project: Alive was originally conceived as a series of youth hostels in Costa Rica utilizing converted ISO shipping containers as the living units aw well as a group lavatory / shower unit. The initial work was done towards that end – with a set of 5 living units and one sanitation unit in a circle around a common area featuring grills and tables. As the project was being worked on, it changed into an idea for efficient homeless shelters, still using converted containers. The work done included using SketchUp to edit and design the container interiors, as well as render a circle of 6 units. SketchUp was also used to present concept art of a converted big-box store reimagined as a group shelter.This project is currently in development, holding on additional funding and other concerns.