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Things We Like: ……………………………………….. ……………………………………Office Parkours

January 31, 2010

Things We Like

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: How Do You Seed Innovation Within An Architecture Firm? Within A Community?

January 29, 2010

Our Work

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. […]

Things We Like: Chicago Teens Design-Building Kiosks For A Local Community Garden

January 25, 2010

Things We Like

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 And Other Tools For Rethinking Community Engagement.

January 21, 2010

Things We Like

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.

Project:The Sunshine School-Empowering Students To Redesign + Rebuild Their Decrepit School.

January 14, 2010

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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 […]

Things We Like: A Small But Interesting Exhibit Of Architectural Toys In Philadelphia.

January 14, 2010


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 […]