If you’ve biked through the Lafitte Greenway, co-worked at Propeller Incubator, or shopped at the Sankofa Fresh Stop hub in the lower 9th Ward, then you’ve experienced some of many pro-bono projects architecture firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple has worked on with its partners. This year, the firm created “Architecture is for Everyone” at the Center for Architecture and Design (1000 St Charles Avenue) to commemorate the MLK Day of Service.
The free, retrospective exhibit highlights Eskew+Dumez+Ripple’s pro-bono projects as well as the positive impact architecture and design can have on communities.
“The work strives to create an experience where community members can see their own identities and stories reflected in their everyday surroundings,” said Michael Mantese at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple in an emailed statement. “Developed with the intent of minimizing the barriers that non-profits often face in accessing design, the projects within are as unique as the community organizations that they support, and range from graphic design and architecture to marketing and informational campaigns.”
The exhibit closes Thursday, February 28—so if you’re at Lee Circle for parade viewing purposes, it wouldn’t hurt to pop inside the Center for Architecture and Design.