A place giving temporary protection from bad weather or danger.
• A place providing food and accommodations for the homeless.
• An animal sanctuary.
• A shielded or safe condition; protection: he hung back in the shelter of a rock.
In April 2009 David Baker was invited as the Bruce Goff Chair of Creative Architecture to the University of Oklahoma Architecture School to lecture and teach a short charrette ("workshop" in architect lingo).
Nine students participate in an intense two-day class with the theme "Tiny Shelters." Students prepared individual concepts, then formed teams of three to develop more detailed designs, including Barbie Doll-scale prototypes.