Environmental Design LabReimagining how community coexists in built spaces
Apprentices in the Environmental Design Lab design for public spaces, engage in architectural theory and practice, and lead community engagement and research. Projects have activated street corners, turned bike racks into unique works of public art, and re-imagined a number of public space projects with input from community members.
Environmental Design Lab
Reimagining how community coexists in built spaces.
Under the guidance of a licensed architect, Environmental Design apprentices make 3D objects to activate the urban environment. They’re trained to conceptualize designs, produce hands-on 3D and digitally-rendered mock-ups, and install projects of all scopes and scales.
The Lab uses art and design to create unique and expressive public sculptures and other permanent street furniture, including JXTA’s very own skateable art plaza. Apprentices leave the Environmental Design Lab with a professional design portfolio that would be the envy of college design students.
M.S. in Urban Planning // University of Minnesota
Co-Founder of Yeah Maybe art gallery // Minneapolis, MN
Started at JXTA in 2018
BA Sociology // Bowdoin College
National Organization of Minority Architects // American Institute of Architects // National Council of Architecture Registration Boards
Started at JXTA in 2017