This report is the result
Beekman Houses Design Workshop,
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.