In 2017, the African American Fire Fighters Historical Society (AAFFHS) brought us in to assist the Boyd Booth Community to create a landscape design for a memorial garden and community space in honor of Racheal Wilson, a fire fighter/EMT recruit who died in the line of duty.
The site is a series of city-owned vacant lots at 131-137 South Calverton Road, near the location of the training exercise at which Ms. Wilson was fatally injured.
Our initial conceptual design process helped the community and AAFHS to garner support for their vision, and secure funding and resources from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the State of Maryland’s Project C.O.R.E.
The final product consisted of plans and 3D renderings for a vacant lot that is transformed into memorial, playspaces, mural, and playground. Learn more about this project’s volunteer designer, Ren Southard here.
We’re so thrilled to see the project implemented and her legacy honored.
Through the pro-bono Community Design Works program, our team of designers reimagined the way that this emergency outreach agency’s entrances could enhance the space’s safety, sustainability, and hospitality.
We created designs for this community center, including floor plans, code analysis, and renderings. These conceptual plans were used to help A.L.I.V.E. secure bond funding for phase 1 implementation of the design.