Taking the Charrette to the Streets
House is a member of the Hester Street Collaborative, whose mission is to "empower residents of underserved communities by providing them with the tools and resources necessary to have a direct impact on shaping their built environment."
Andrew Leonard talks with House about what that means to him:
"For House, this means setting up charrettes in which a particular group -- park neighbors, or school children, or LGBT youth -- comes together to brainstorm ways to improve their local public space. Quite often the challenge is to find a way to engage people who aren't normally part of the design process -- whether because of age limitations, or language issues, or any other roadblock."