Categories: Community Based Design

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Honoring Prescott Reavis, NOMA, LEED AP, SEED, NCARB

Honoring Prescott Reavis, NOMA, LEED AP, SEED, NCARB   With profound sadness, we share the news that Prescott Reavis passed away on Feb 8th. Prescott was a spatial activist, architect, educator, and an impactful friend and advisor to the School of Architecture. He had been a mentor to those of us who mentor, a teacher…

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ARH 498 Collaborative Project / ARH 512 Participatory Design

ARH 498 Collaborative Project & ARH 512 Participatory Design   ARH 512 & 498 comprise the Community-Based Design program at the School of Architecture.  You will design and build a real project for actual occupants that you will have met through the community outreach process. By the end of the sequence, you will have taken…

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Meet Everyday Heroes

Meet Everyday Heroes Sameena Sitabkhan, Adam Nuru and Markish Siojo All kids deserve a clean safe place to play, enjoy the outdoors and explore their surroundings. When SFHDC approached Sameena Sitabkhan, Director of B.Lab at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University, about designing and building a new active community space at our Bayview Commons residential development,…

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Undergrad Faculty Sameena Sitabkhan talks B.Lab with Bobby Brill on the Creative Mind podcast

Check out the latest podcast in the Creative Mind series with Bobby Brill: Creative Mind - Community Architecture Community Architecture with Sameena Sitabkhan (ARH undergraduate faculty) In this episode of Creative Mind, Sameena walks us through some of B.Lab’s projects in the San Francisco Bay Area including community builds for the NCH Community Garden and…

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Architecture Students One Step Closer to End Goal – Art u News Article

The second in a series of articles profiling the hard work of ARH 498 students as they fabricate the "Kid of Parts" project for he Bayview Commons Apartments Community in San Francisco. Read it here: https://artunews.com/2020/08/31/architecture-students-one-step-closer-to-end-goal/

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Kid of Parts, B.Lab Community Based Design

Kid of Parts at the Bayview Commons Apartments B Arch Collaborative Project   Corona Xiaohuan Gao, B.Arch Fabio Lemos, B.Arch Dylan Ingle, B.Arch Markish Siojo, B.Arch Adam Nuru, B.Arch Faculty: Sameena Sitabkhan, AIA Program/ Project Description: This is the third project by B.Lab in partnership with the Bayview Commons Community and San Francisco Housing Development…

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Designed with Community, Built by Students Fundraising Campaign Ends July 12th!

Campaign ends July 12th! Help support our student campaign to build an outdoor gathering space offering joy and relief to the residents of the Bayview Commons Apartment Building in Bayview-Hunters Point, California Designed with Community, Built by Students https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kid-of-parts#/ The Bayview Commons Apartments is an affordable community in service since 2003, located in the Bayview-Hunters…

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Kid of Parts, a design build project by undergrad thesis students is published in the Academy ArtU news

Read the article here:https://artunews.com/2020/06/19/architecture-students-design-a-courtyard-for-real-life-community/ As this is a student led project, please consider a small donation to ensure it gets built for the great community at the Bayview Commons! https://igg.me/at/uEMCiAjCpBE/emal/10274510

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Community Design Trip!

Sameena Sitabkhan takes Community Design to Bosnia Herzegovina November 8, 2019 Sameena Sitabkhan, full-time undergraduate faculty member was recently invited through the US State Dept Arts Envoy program to conduct two design workshops for high school students in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Balkans. The workshops aimed to show how design can be a tool…

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Point Perch at Hunter’s Point

Academy Cares: Point Perch at Hunter's Point   Great news! Our Design Build Point Perch video is up for the people's choice on the AIA page - We need voters! "Point Perch," a seating installation designed and built by AAU undergraduate architecture students together with the Hunters Point Community is documented in a short film…

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San Francisco Design Week Honors AAU Project

THE GUERILLA COFFEE UNIT (ARH 250 FALL 2017 AT THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY) IS HONORED AT FIRST ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO DESIGN WEEK AWARDS San Francisco Design Week honors projects encouraging thought leadership in design.  Design Awards Theme: “Where Innovation Meets Social Responsibility” June 7, 2018–San Francisco, California ARH 250 was honored at…

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Guerilla Coffee Cart

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