Place ~ “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighbourhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.” - Eleanor Roosevelt | .
Three metal details : steel window, sheet metal canopy, cast iron fire escape : and, a peek into a hallway inside #NYCHA First Houses in the east village. An eye opening tour of early social housing built in the 1930’s in a response to the tenement crisis. #AIA#ilookup#A18
Courtyard at #NYCHA Harlem River Houses during a tour at AIA Conference in NYC. Built in the 1930’s the project is a blend of modern ideas while holding the street wall. #A18#affordablehousing#AIA#ilookup
A beautiful venue for the 2018 College of Fellows #investiture ceremony. Congratulations to all, and it is wonderful that the public walking through the side aisles hears all the work and impacts of the new #AIA#Fellows ! .
In Oklahoma City, @smithdalia.arch redesigned the historic Page Woodson School into affordable apartments. Community input played a large role in the restoration, helping it win a 2017 Residential Design Award for adaptive reuse. Photo: Brandon Snider. RDA ’18 launches Monday, June 25!