Neighborhood Allies’ engages McKees Rocks youth in equity-centered design workshops


McKees Rocks youth involved with BlackTeaBrownSugarNetwork (BTBSN) gathered for four sessions in May to learn about the design process and provide input on the future site of BTBSN’s new space.

Each lesson built upon the previous — from learning the foundations of architecture and design equity principles; discussing the history of McKees Rocks and analyzing existing site conditions to conveying design concepts and understanding zoning and budgeting; and, finally, understanding the building process.

The youth heard from Neighborhood Allies’ Social Impact Design team as well as two minority designers from the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).

Read on at the following link to learn more from Neighborhood Allies and the McKees Rocks Youth Engaged in Equity-Centered Design Workshops.