Carver Teen Center

BRIEF: Create a safe space for teens in a “wellness desert” to participate in after-school and summer programs, including cooking classes, hip-hop dance, and indoor-outdoor strength training. The center will also be open for informal study groups and mentoring to support ongoing bonds between community members of different ages and keep recent graduates engaged.

Typology: Community center
Year: 2015
Location: Altgeld Gardens Housing Project, Chicago
My role: Head Designer + Project Manager
End users: High school + middle school students
Client: Chicago Park District
Partners: Chicago Housing Authority, Coca Cola Foundation
Area: 1900 SF interior + 1600 SF exterior
Scope of Work: Demolition through Interior Design
Budget: $339,800 (interior + exterior)
Status: Built