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Part of the apartheid evident in West Oakland is manifest in the built environment. Architects are in the unique position of being able to change that and make it better. ” He concedes that Edwards and Ahmadi would have gotten their People’s Grocery truck built one way or the other, and he knows that he and Wason would never have come up with the idea on their own. But they were happy to play a role, to get the job done quickly, and to be partners in such a worthwhile project. “If we have more partnerships like this where people working in the community have a vision and need help, it’s really positive,” he says.
He and his colleagues could assess up to thirty people a day, and those who met the clinical and legal criteria were taken to Bellevue Hospital—involuntarily, if necessary. Some of the people they got to the hospital were in bad shape, with severe medical problems such as infections, frostbite, and pneumonia. If they received the necessar y medical treatment, Tsemberis felt he had done them a useful service. “Ultimately, however, this program was ver y disappointing,” he admits. ” Many people they reached out to would say, “Leave me alone.
He started out with 5,000 square feet in the factory’s office area and has since added 15,000 more from the former warehouse. Architect Randy Fielding, who with partner Prakash Nair has built a practice devoted to studying and designing alternative schools, designed the new space to work more like a school than simply a commercial recording studio. The facility now has two recording studios, a pre-production area, offices, and classrooms. “As soon as Randy saw the school he could feel the love,” Ellis recalls.
The Architecture of Change: Buildig a Better World by Jerilou Hammett, Maggie Wrigley