We need a communal table to support our programming, and we want one that will distinguish us from the folding tables out there. But the table still needs be portable and lightweight enough to transport by minivan. Open Architecture New York—an organization that engages creative professionals in social impact projects—answered our call by hosting a lively charrette at the offices of Humanscale, where two teams competed to design us a table. Special thanks to Gloria Lau, for introducing us to Open Architecture Collaborative, and to longtime Street Lab supporter, Betty Chen of BYC Projects, for serving as one of the judges. Stay tuned as we get started on the next phase: building it!

You can download these images here and share them for non-commercial and educational use. Read more about our image use policy here.

About our “new” name… Street Lab.

Street Lab began in Boston in 2006. In 2011, we moved the organization to NYC and launched the Uni Project, which was a portable reading room that roamed the city. In 2020, we are re-introducing our original name Street Lab to tie all this work together going forward, with much more to come.