First Look: Extreme Makeover: Affordable Housing Edition

DesigNYC was founded in 2009 by a volunteer group of design professionals (of which I am one) with the goal of improving life in the city through the power of good design. Among the group’s first round of twelve projects was one for Enterprise Community Partners, a leading nonprofit provider of affordable housing. DesigNYC linked Enterprise with design firm Sohbr Studio and a project coordinator from CAMBA to redo the public spaces of 880 Willoughby in Bushwick, which provides apartments for low-income residents. Here is the entrance lobby before (left) and after the renovation. The warmth of reclaimed-wood wall paneling provided by Pioneer Millworks completely changes the mood. Photo: Gabriele Gorden; Kate Glicksberg (inset)

First Look: Extreme Makeover: Affordable Housing […]