Woodbury School of Architecture professor and owner of Deborah Richmond Architects, Deborah Richmond, designed the Mobile Village: Kitchen, a mobile cooking school for youth in foster care.
The Mobile Village: Kitchen was a two-year long effort that began with a 4A/5A topic studio at Woodbury School of Architecture and evolved into a fully mobile educational delivery platform for the organization Peace4Kids, a nonprofit serving foster kids located at Watts/Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club in South Los Angeles.
“I would like to give special thanks to Woodbury University architecture graduates Vedi Vartani and Alan Manning for their work in DRA’s office during the conceptual design phase,” says Deborah Richmond after the Mobile Village: Kitchen was unveiled in November.
KCRW’s Design and Architecture’s host Frances Anderton interviewed Richmond at the launch of the Mobile Village: Kitchen: “I have to say this project for me is a kind of bridge project between research and teaching that I do as well as my architectural practice. And so for me it’s extremely gratifying to see all those things come together. I should mention that I am a faculty at Woodbury University and many of the students there were involved in the early stages of this project in the planning and design.”
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