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
- 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, 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.
- In Progress
- Alexandria, VA
- Community engagement
Concordia, in partnership with the City of Alexandria, Virginia, designed and led a community engagement process aimed at strengthening the relationship between municipal government and the City’s residents. The focus of the process asked residents to envision and design the ideal process through which the City should engage citizens in decision-making.
- New Orleans, LA
- Interactive website
In collaboration with the Louisiana Public Health Institute and the Neighborhoods Partnership Network with funding from the Kresge Foundation, Concordia assisted Healthy New Orleans Neighborhoods (HNON) to develop a systemic approach for gauging neighborhood health in New Orleans.