Improving Quality of Life Though Design

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Date: December 1996
Trim Size: 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 24

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This report is the result of the Diego Beekman Houses Design Workshop, a program of seminars and fact-finding trips. Local residents worked with a Design Trust fellow, Victor Body-Lawson, and members of the African-American Architects Round Table to generate a proposal to renovate the Diego Beekman Houses, a 38-building Section 8 apartment complex in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx.

Ideas, design guidelines and recommendations are presented in three major categories:  Open Spaces, Buildings and Services.  While each category represents a unique aspect of revitalizing Diego Beekman Houses, together they present a comprehensive and holistic approach to the issues facing Diego Beekman residents.

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