Tuesday, July 13, 2010
we're trying to wrap up our recommendations for nccj, including these great sketch drawings by edgar and matt. from our charrette, they further developed the notion of a spine down the central hallway of the space...a display system of sorts on which the organization could proudly display its important work. given that nccj is leasing their office space, we have been cautious about suggesting permanent changes that may not be acceptable to their landlord. as result, we like the notion of a hallway expression that sort of sews together the corridor space in the building, without a significant and lasting intervention on the building envelope.
Friday, July 2, 2010
... a manifesto (largely based on our iar201 manifesto where we took on the bus shelter project)
we value …
… healthy spaces, buildings, neighborhoods, and cities
… integrity, authenticity, innovation, fair exchange, and kindness
… simple responses, thoughtful actions, and grounded decisions
we believe …
… in the spirit of collaboration
… every design represents opportunities for connectivity
… that we embed stories as we do our work
we advocate …
… for good stewardship of earth’s precious resources
… celebration of deeds great and small
… that design can change the world
...the case for COMMUNITY BY DESIGN in a design program
...identifying projects + partners
...putting together the team
...seeking financial support
...managing university relations
...getting the work done
AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, CASE STUDIES OF MORE THAN A DOZEN PROJECTS!
we'll be posting our process as we write on this blog...stay tuned....