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Design | Dream | Activate will present about their design of the Baer City, a sensory driven, educational space for students with physical and cognitive disabilities. This inspirational, community driven project received the 2019 AIA Baltimore/Neighborhood Design Center Social Equity Award and a 2019 AIA Baltimore Excellence in Design Award Honorable Mention.
Baer City demonstrates how with limited funding, architectural design can bring art, creativity and vibrancy to a space. With the guidance of a committed design team, the William S. Baer School transformed a deteriorating, inaccessible blacktop space into a sensory-driven, educational space that meets the special needs of its students with cognitive and physical disabilities.
The AIA Baltimore/Neighborhood Design Center Social Equity Award recognizes community-driven projects that promote social equity through an inclusive and community-driven design process with an eye toward social justice, environmental sustainability and sense of place.
The Design | Dream | Activate team includes : Alyssa Brown, Assoc. AIA; Tracey Beall, Briana Allen, Assoc. AIA; Jocelyn Christian, Tia Harris, and Marcella Massa, Int’l Assoc. AIA.
Photo courtesy Gloria Cook Photography
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