Client - Institute for Ecological Innovation
The Institute for Ecological Innovation is a 501(c)3 organization based out of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. The group worked with John Folan, the Coordinator of the UDBS, and Mindy Schwartz, then owner of the Hamnett Homestead Site, to develop the site and the scope of work for the Studio. They also attended public community meetings in the Fall of 2008 to develop a vision plan for greater Wilkinsburg that developed potential directions for the Borough. These meetings focused the studio and developed a community understanding of the Mission of the UDBS in Wilkinsburg.
The studio held presentations through the Spring design process to present design refinements and evaluate concepts and implementation.