On Sunday, April 2, we (OASF and our client at the City) held a Work Day to get the Oakland Civic Design Lab to 95% completion.
Last Saturday, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff paid a visit to the in-progress Oakland Civic Design Lab to “sprinkle mayoral gratitude” on the project.
Last December’s tragic Ghost Ship Fire has brought to light difficult realities about the struggle of many to continue living in the Bay Area – and now applying more pressure than ever on these communities.
But in this aftermath we’re also seeing (firsthand for several OASF members) how architects have the right professional tools to relieve the hazardous living conditions of these communities. The task is complicated by a need to tailor professional expertise to very particular client conditions, including anonymity of residents on the wrong side of the building code.
Open Architecture San Francisco is honored to host next Thursday a conversation with architect and live/work designer Thomas Dolan on the architecture profession’s efforts to address and resolve some of the most intractable conditions experienced by some of the most vulnerable residents of the Bay Area. Details below.
7:00 at Design Draw Build studio, 3106 Shattuck, Berkeley
- Round table prompt: What is your revolution?
- Discussion/Presentation: OASF 2016 Year In Review
- Updates and Opportunities
Not that anybody needs a reminder, but 2016 was a LONG YEAR! So long in fact we welcomed it under a different name. During the period when the Open Architecture Collaborative identified itself, built a board of directors, and quietly secured a 501(c)3, the “San Francisco Chapter” had its own rebuilding to do.
(By Lucia Castello – originally posted on the Open Architecture Collaborative)
Ideas & memories bounced around the room of a newly renovated historic hotel as a small group of residents took some time to remember the ways they loved to play when they were younger and as minds expanded with “what if”s and previously-unseen future possibilities.
Let’s Celebrate! OA-SF Holiday Potluck Party
Join us to toast to all the great work we’ve achieved this year & to continuing to build community together in 2017!