Client The Western School For Science And Technology Location Phoenix, AZ Year 2016 A few years ago when we first started working with the great folks at the Western School For Science And Technology (WSST) in Phoenix, AZ, there was great interest in design-building a path to connect the middle-high school with its sister elementary school that is […]
Client The Western School For Science And Technology Location Phoenix, AZ Year 2015 to present What began as a project to put our client’s–The Western School of Science and Technology–middle/high school’s students at the forefront of designing and building outdoor amenities–a path and seating–to physically connect the new building with its sister school, quickly grew into something much […]
Client Community Design Collaborative and Get Healthy Philly Location Philadelphia Year 2015 In the summer of 2015, working with our clients The Community Design Collaborative and Get Healthy Philly, through the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we led a participatory design-build process exploring what happens when play and exercise spill beyond a playground, becoming part of the sidewalk, […]
Client People’s Emergency Center, Community Design Collaborative and Get Healthy Philly Location Philadelphia, PA Year 2015 What began in November 2014 as creative intervention to put an end to the drug use and defecation that was occurring daily on a vacant lot on Lancaster Avenue has evolved into an ever-growing mini-park and playground for young and […]
Client Albemarle County Public Schools, Walton Middle School Location Charlottesville, VA Year 2015 If you don’t know about the great things happening in Albemarle County Schools in Virginia, you should. Superintendent Pam Moran, her compatriot Ira Socol and the many great teachers and administrators that make up the system are doing something pretty special. With not a lot […]
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 […]
Client North 5th Street Revitalization Project Location Philadelphia Year 2014 Can community benches that are design-built by neighborhood youth in partnership with local businesses strengthen a business corridor? Public Workshop worked with our client, The North 5th Street Revitalization Project, and local youth through Education Works to design-build four temporary, prototype benches with four businesses along North 5th Street. […]
From Public Workshop’s Project Archives: Project: An Outdoor Classroom & Community Space For PS 134 Location:New York, NY Project Director: Alex Gilliam with help from Thor Snilsberg from Project For Public Spaces for the Hester Street Collaborative Year: 2006 Is it possible for children to make meaningful contributions in design processes beyond doing crayon doodles or […]
It’s been in the works for a couple of months now but it’s now official, Public Workshop will be working with fifteen Chicago teenagers starting in late June of this summer to design-build food carts for a local community organization. Actually, we should clarify that they may not actually end up being food carts, depending […]
‘Good follows good.’ –Bernard, owner of Bernard’s Wear and Stepper Store www.bernardswear.com Project: We Live Here Location: Chicago, IL Project Director: Alex Gilliam with Brenda Gamboa for Landon Bone Baker Architects Year: 2010 Some of the most striking things about Landon Bone Baker Architects (here) are their confident but humble approach to their work and the […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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).
Project: What’s Poppin’ On Fulton Street? Redesigning The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s City Of Neighborhoods Program. Location: New York, NY Project Directors: Alex Gilliam and Damon Rich of the Center For Urban Pedagogy Year: 2007 Not to worry, more information is on the way. Stay tuned!
A six foot long Betty Crocker version of Waller Creek? (not the tiny garden pictured here-kid’s stuff). That’s right, six feet long. Have we lost our minds? Probably. An impossible feat? Maybe but we’re going to have a mighty fine time trying. That’s right ladies and gents, as part of the East Austin Studio Tours, […]
Project: Rebranding The Sunshine School Location:Newbern, AL Project Director: Alex Gilliam Year: 2004 Not to worry, more information is on the way. Stay tuned!
Waller Creek Is For Beasts And Diorama Making that challenges people’s perceptions of what happens in Waller Creek, AND gets them to look a bit closer at all of the fantastic things found in the Creek. Here are some more pictures from last weekend’s endeavors. You can also check out the group’s flickr stream and […]
Project: Intuitive Building System Location:Austin, TX Project Director: Alex Gilliam and Everett Hollander Year: 2009 Not to worry, more information is on the way. Stay tuned! In the meantime have a look at the related projects that grew out of our work by clicking (here). There are few others in the mix that are related […]
Project: The Roo Table Location:Austin, TX Project Director: Alex Gilliam Year: 2008 Not to worry, more information is on the way. Stay tuned!