Architecture and Social Services Supporting Communities At-Risk
Despite the economic meltdown, a number of successful affordable housing projects have come to fruition. Oakland Housing Authority's Tassaforonga Village, designed by David Baker + Partners, has transformed a formerly crime-ridden neighborhood adjoining the Coliseum BART Station. Underpinning that effort are superbly crafted on-site social services provided by organizations such as Project Access, who characterize their services in three words: education, employment, and empowerment. Join us for an engaging discussion about this evolving approach to community revitalization that offers a more comprehensive strategy for bringing long-term change to communities at risk around the Bay Area and California.
David Baker, FAIA, LEED, AP founded San Francisco-based David Baker + Partners, shortly after graduating from UC Berkeley Architecture in 1982, a firm with a special focus on socially and ecologically conscious, affordable housing. After his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, David founded Sol-Arc, a firm dedicated to solar/ energy-efficient architecture. A progressive urban activist, and bicyclist, he has also been a union carpenter, a teacher, and a Black Rock City Ranger. He is an active board member for both the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and SPUR (San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association), and was recently inducted into the William S. Marvin Builders Hall of Fame for Design Excellence for his legacy of work in sustainable, affordable housing.
Ayesha Khan is the Norcal Regional Manager at Project Access, a non-profit providing health, education, and employment services to families, children, and seniors in low-income housing communities throughout California. Ayesha is responsible for the management and day-to-day operations of 15 Family Resource Centers in Northern California. Prior to her current position as Regional Manager, Ayesha served at Service Coordinator at the Project Access Family Resource Center at East Bluff Apartments in Pinole, where she gained the ability to better serve her staff, as well as better understand the residents Project Access serves.
AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Berkeley, CA United States
Apr 16, 2012 7:58 PM