Chrysalide is the name of a centre for youth 12 to 18 years who have social maladjustment problems. This project by Catherine Boudreau won the FERDIE student award for its creative and sensitive design. Using the metaphor of the various stages of transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, the centre is designed in three zones representing this progression: the individual, development and independence. The young people have access to areas that foster creative expression and learning, places where they can let off a bit of steam and informal meeting spaces and other rooms. There is an environment to correspond to whatever their needs of the moment. Chrysalide provides an ideal environment to help the young residents move forward and grow.