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1800 Ferry Point
Alameda, CA, 94501
United States

COMMUNITY WORK

Over the past year I have had the opportunity to work with Neighbour Lab, a design firm with the goal of community based earthquake preparedness. Their team has designed public benches/structures that house earthquake kits and solar panels charging stations that can be accessed and utilized after a disaster. These Hubs also function as a daily reminder within the neighbourhood that an earthquake could hit our area, and therefore starting a conversation with neighbours about what actions they can take as a community to better prepare. The structures prove to be daily meeting points to hang out at or have a passer by inquire about. I have had the privilege of working with their amazing design team on site preparations, installations and fabrication. To me the projects are a prefect fit, tying together ideas of community and design for the common goal of resilience.

Emergency Supply Bench

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with Neighbour Lab to create a Neighbour Hub. This was a great project due to the bench’s unique design and community response.

In addition to acting as a shared emergency kit, the bench provides neighbours with power outlets and a community bulletin board. The cell phone charging station is powered by a solar panel situated on the awning above the bench. Two outlets are available for year round use, inviting neighbours to spend time at the bench.

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NEIGHBOUR HUB 002
VANCOUVER, BC

Lead Installer, August 2019
For this project I implemented an install plan created by the design team and city engineers. I was responsible for laying out the foundation, pouring the footings, and securing the Hub for public use. The project was prebuilt by a design team using cedar that included a bench, trellis, and a nine foot wall. I enjoyed communicating and working with the design team during the installation of the Hub.