EPA Today News Feature
How would you design a building? Members of the East Palo Alto community were invited to join the Youth Action Team, a group sponsored by the nonprofit organization, Live in Peace, for a planning meeting last February to discuss possible design options for East Palo Alto’s new Youth Arts and Music Center.
The meeting was a charrette, which means that it was an intense period of design and planning.
Isaiah Phillips, one of the leaders of the team, told everyone that they were there “to learn and give input on the design of the physical building.”
Community members were split among three different tables. Professional designers and engineers were placed at each table to lead the discussion. Big, laminated maps covered the tables to give everyone a better visual of the space where the center is to be built—at the corner of Pulgas and Bay Road.
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