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  • A Most Amazing Client

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    A Most Amazing Client By Bobbie Hill Community Engagement is a fundamental component of all of our work at Concordia. The very nature of that component of our work means that we kind of have two clients – the one with which we have a contract and the community that is participating in the engagement… Continue reading

  • Jefferson-Houston School

    • Construction
    • Alexandria, VA
    • PreK-8 school

    Located in historic Alexandria, Virginia, the design for the Jefferson Houston School references local Art Deco architecture, which has been interpreted and simplified to create a sleeker, more contemporary design aesthetic that fits into the local context and represents the innovative educational mission of the parents, students, and teachers. The new school will become a teaching tool with architectural “manifestations” where students can learn about how the building works. The project is expected to be complete in Fall 2014.

  • Emeryville Center of Community Life

    • 2015
    • Emeryville, CA
    • PreK-12 school, athletic fields, wellness center, public library, city recreation facilities, community meeting rooms, welcome center

    The Emeryville Center for Community Life (ECCL) was conceived as a community nexus where schools, community services, art and recreation programs are strategically integrated to forge a vibrant and healthy gathering place for the entire Emeryville community. The project is currently in the Construction Documents phase.

  • Unified New Orleans Plan

    • 2006
    • New Orleans, LA
    • Urban recovery planning

    Following Hurricane Katrina, Concordia convened and facilitated an interdisciplinary team of urban planners, architects, and community organizers to develop the Unified New Orleans Plan (UNOP). Twelve national and local architecture and urban design firms collaborated to deliver ten district plans and one citywide redevelopment plan in less than five months, and the plan included voices of more than 9,000 current and displaced New Orleans residents.

  • INCLEN Trust International Engagement

    • In Progress
    • Madhya Pradesh, India
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    Concordia was invited to join a team of public health professionals and community leaders at INCLEN Trust International to introduce local village residents and leaders to a systemic planning model we call Nexus Planning. The goal was to engage a diverse group of constituents to recommend solutions to challenges within HBNC-Plus; a government program that… Continue reading