In partnership with Design for a Difference (a community based, design-driven movement that makes over much needed spaces at local charities in the U.S. and Canada), we have had the incredible opportunity to work with other groups and businesses to bring change to those who need it the most. This year, we collaborate for the third time with DFAD to benefit Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ). The mission of NAZ: to permanently close the achievement gap and end generational poverty in North Minneapolis.
We invite you to follow along with us as we work with DFAD, Intersource, Inc., and our design partners, to create a newly designed environment for NAZ and its families. Updates and progress reports will be available through this page and our social media platforms.
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You Belong Here was a project that took us to a young city church that was outgrowing its current space. The overall goal: move a growing congregation from a 4,000 sq ft gym to an existing 42,000 sq ft church. On their list of needs: a Welcome Hall, Music/Performance Hall, Service Hall, Education Corridor, and Pastor's Office. The timeline was rigorous. We had just six weeks to complete the job. And holy moly, we did it! The space went from drab and antiquated to vibrant and fresh. We removed the old church stigma and created a modern vibe that is now reflective of its members. And we brought a bright, happy color palette with clear and bold messaging to an open space plan that includes a greeting desk, coffee/beverage station, and gathering space.
Today this church represents those who fill its space. One whose motto is: You Belong Here.
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