Many of you may have heard of or seen the jaw dropping French sport, parkours (here). If you saw one of the more recent James Bond films, Casino Royale, then you’re in. All of that amazing, almost too-ridiculous-to-be-possible but true leaping, bounding and clamoring that occurred in the opening scene was parkours. And believe it […]
Project: Community Innovation Incubator Location: Chicago, IL Project Director: Alex Gilliam Year: Current How Do You Seed Community Innovation? Within An Architecture Firm? Within The Profession? In December, Landon Bone Baker Architects (LBBA) hired Public Workshop to help them answer these challenging questions as it relates to their small but incredibly productive practice in Chicago, IL. […]
Of the many wonderful things I have seen thus far in Chicago, one of my favorites is the work that Mejay Gula, Kelly Van Eaton and Charlie Vinz, are doing with Chicago high school students through the After School Matters (here) program. Last fall Mejay and Charlie worked with their students to design and build […]
Project: Bad Design Darts, Step-On Your Neighborhood Pavers And Other Tools For Rethinking Community Engagement Location: New York, NY Project Director: Alex Gilliam for the Hester Street Collaborative Year: 2006-2007 Patience, patience. More information is on the way.
From Public Workshop’s Project Archives: Project: The Sunshine School Location:Newbern, AL Project Director: Alex Gilliam Year: 2004 ʻOur school was really in a mess. And since it was down, everyone here was down because it was just a disaster.ʼ Many of the schools in rural Alabama are in an incredible state of physical and emotional disrepair because they have […]
Last week Public Workshop had the great pleasure of spending time in Philadelphia talking to a number of different organizations and people about future collaborations and possibilities. Having helped start the Charter High School For Architecture And Design and taught at places such as the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia is a city that is very […]