The Pilot Food Pantry
Design-Build, Youth Education
This project was built through the embARC Summer Design Academy at University of California, Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. The pantry is located in a small, windowless room in the basement of the UC Berkeley student center. We converted the previously overcrowded space into a more welcoming one to shop in by redesigning the layout and circulation, introducing colors that referenced the outdoors to make the space feel brighter and more open, and building flexible shelving that allowed for a variety of display options for the constantly changing inventory.
Role: Design-Build Instructor and Design Lead
Teaching and Fabrication Team: Tonia Sing Chi, Semar Prom, Elizabeth Thorpe, and Klea Bajala
Partners: CED Fabrication Shop, Basic Needs Center