An important part of our mission as a firm is helping New York City recapture its community-oriented personality. Like you, we want our urban environment to promote a sense of collective identity. We can help you design a space that will foster the kind of community that keeps this city the vibrant, utterly unique place we know and love.
So many community centers in New York draw on decades — sometimes even a century or more — of serving local communities. Wherever possible we keep our designs close to the original intentions of your space, preserving your center’s legacy and unique features. We want your space to have the familiarity your older members are used to, while keeping it fresh for a younger audience as well.
We have helped community boards make use of creative funding systems to bring local businesses and organizations into the building process while making the best use of your budget. Architecture can be a wonderful fundraising tool, and a way to get your community excited about their shared space.
Our firm has particular expertise in creating master plans for community centers. We can help you gauge potential for expansion into adjacent buildings with needs assessments and consulting on neighboring buildings. We want to help you make a space that reflects your center’s deep community roots while keeping it in step with our changing city.