Design Access, a summit held by Public Architecture this past March, brought together government, design, nonprofit, and funding professionals to better leverage the design of the built environment as a tool for social gain. Over three days, representatives from some of the largest and most influential design firms, nonprofits, and philanthropic organizations in the country and leaders in health care, education, affordable housing, transportation, community engagement, environmental sustainability, and the arts worked to collectively provide design services at scale to our most underserved and challenging problems.
This is the first installment of an on-going series about Design Access. Please stay tuned for more video presentations from the summit that will be featured on our blog.
Under the direction of Alex Briscoe, director of the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA), and with support from the California HealthCare Foundation, Public Architecture is working on an inventive initiative that responds to a pressing need in Alameda County, California’s low-income communities for access to primary health care facilities.