Client Drexel University Location Philadelphia Year 2015 The staff at Drexel University‘s new Dornsife Community Center is diligently building relationships, community and programming around the facility. To accelerate this process while adding amenities to the significant lawn surrounding the Center, Drexel hired Public Workshop to create a participatory design-build workshop for Dornsife staff, stakeholders and neighbors. We are […]
Lady Bird Lake, Town Lake, or the Colorado River? It doesn’t really matter which name you choose to call the large swath of water that cuts through Downtown Austin, it remains one the natural features that makes Austin a particularly great place to live. Indeed, over the years it has become one the the quintessential […]
Project: Shadelab Location: Chicago Project Director: Alex Gilliam and Catherine Baker of Landon Bone Baker Architects Year: Spring 2010 to Present Young adults dressed in lab coats using oversized thermometers to find heat islands in their neighborhoods? Homemade Arduino sensors crafted to measure air quality in and around affordable housing? A two foot nose, sculpted […]
Project: Wedesignawesomethings! Location: Chicago Project Director: Alex Gilliam for the Chicago Architecture Foundation and After School Matters Year: Summer 2010 What the heck is Tajmah making? An Aqua Man costume? Is Public Workshop gearing up to compete with Speedo? No sir, no mam. It’s one of our early prototype oven mitts for a local Chicago […]
And Brainstorming And Then Eating The Cake Too. Oh my goodness. Last weekend was one the most amazing design-build adventures I’ve ever been a part of. Mind you, it was cake and we didn’t get to do any sort of ‘built’ imagining of possibility on the cake itself but: 1.The number of people who participated […]
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 […]
Public Workshop couldn’t be more excited to be working with Landon Bone Baker Architects in Chicago to create a social entrepreneurship program for their firm. Landon Bone Baker is well known for their their many things but particularly for thoughtful affordable housing projects such as the renovation of Archer Courts in Chicago (pictured above).
The KIPP Austin Alumni Program and Public Workshop partner to present two incredible films about cities by teenagers and designers from the Center For Urban Pedagogy (CUP) on August 19th at 7 pm. This summer teenagers from the KIPP Austin Alumni program have been working on a film series, generously hosted by Space12 (www.space12.org) at […]