Historic buildings provide a foundation for the regeneration of many of our towns and cities. Regenerating these buildings can reinforce a sense of community, make an important contribution to the local economy and act as a catalyst for improvements to the wider area. New uses are allowed and sensitive adaptations facilitated, when the original use of a historic building is no longer relevant or viable.
BUILDing is physical work that RECONNECTS dreams with ACTUALIZATION. As we facilitate the creation of solutions with communities, we develop a blueprint, vision, and roadmap of how to plan and actualize the larger sustainable ideas with the most effective strategy.
ADU DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT GUIDE
4 CITIES STUDIED / 3 AFFORDABLE DESIGNS
(350 SF, 550SF and 800SF)
AARP partnered with Blink!LAB to create an ADU pool of resources to guide homeowners through the steps of designing and building an affordable ADU.
A COMMUNITY PLAN FRAMEWORK
Architects can augment community voice by articulating their desires through reports and diagrams - community planning services.
ACHIEVEMENT: A FUNDED DEDICATED PLANNER
AGENCY IN COMMUNITIES / 2015
HOOVER DURANT / BRING BACK OUR LIBRARY CAMPAIGN
By simply bringing the issue of literacy into the public space, we reconnect the past with the present, keeping an eye on the goal - a physical library.
5-YEAR STRATEGIC INITIATIVE / STREET ACTIVATION / FB / NEWSLETTERS / VIDEOS
We help communities makes ideas real - through Visioneering Sessions, we collaborate to identify the project and place with greatest needs and opportunities.
1. IDENTIFY CAUSE
2. BUILD AWARENESS
ASSET RICH/INCOME POOR to
ASSET RICH / INCOME SECURE
Smaller housing structures have the potential to play a significant role in contributing to affordable housing and creating sustainable communities. Our Design Research is focused on ascertaining a viable
Pathway to Economically Sustainable Communities.
Online Ideas Exchange: Racial Equity in Design.
Piloting & Prototyping is a key part of identifying final physical solutions that meet community needs. After identifying issues and creating a vision, we solution-test and iterate ideas in-place. Testing and Feedback is key to successful outcomes.
DEEP EAST OAKLAND
Residents are experts of their community. By leveraging that internal knowledge and introducing architectural viewpoint, we are able to begin the framework for articulation of a future community plan.
COMMUNITY PLAN FRAMEWORK / 2018
3. ACTUALIZE SOLUTIONS