USC Center for Social Justice

Katie Hayes, B.Arch '21

  • FA.20
  • Level: undergraduate
  • Discipline: Architecture
  • Instructor: Warren Techentin

This heavy timber constructed building is located in Leimert Park, California: a community with a history of celebrating black culture. This social justice center focuses on equity, community engagement, and sustainability. Double height spaces, a central courtyard, and lower level publicly programed spaces foster a greater sense of community. The buildings slenderness allows for naturally ventilated office spaces. Ultimately, the project is to be thought of as a scaffold which can support any future action.