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EOBA MASTER PLAN + CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT

HOW DO WE PLAN FOR THE NEXT 30 YEARS? WHERE HAVE WE BEEN? WHERE DO WE WANT TO GO? 


We were excited to partner through the 1% Pro Bono program. EOBA’s thirty year-old facility located in the heart of an industrial zone was over-due for upgrade. 


The Conceptual Development study for the EOBA lays a series of physical and programmatic steps that can be taken to re-imagine the center's assets. It illustrates how these opportunities exist to create a more cohesive spatial organization where recreational, educational, and entrepreneurial spaces which combined with the working garden support a healthier and safer community center.

Being sensitive to EOBA’s financial constraints, we proposed a low-cost, pre-engineered structure as a solution for the new building with an art room, computer lab, maker and study areas; as well as cooking and communal gathering spaces.   

The simple two-story structure includes an additional exterior courtyard available for special events or later enclosed during future expansion.


Roof solar panels, a grey water recycling system, and connection to the existing roof rainwater catchment system will reduce future operational costs.


​Equipped with an outdoor projection wall, EOBA is conceived as an industrial urban artifact tricked out with energy-saving solutions. A Cathedral Shelter with colored glass and exposed structure complete with "piazza", it interferes the factory aesthetic and beckons the public to come inside with a call to community.

Read more HERE.









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Community Ambition
Narrative Development
Expansion Planning 
Business Case
Architecture
​!Design

Architecture

Project Size:                        16,000 SF (lot)

Gym (existing):                      3,000 SF
Communal Center (new):      4,125 SF
Exterior Courtyard (new):     1,375 SF
Materials: Pre-Engineered Steel Structure