Virtual -> Reality

Virtual -> Reality

Join us on March 17-23 for volunteer days with Sierra Service Project to realize the  VRD designs by SWA, Ana Rodriguez, and the Sanchez family!

Consider donating this year!

Consider donating this year!

From winning an AIA award to fabricating and installing a Slanguage designed fence at the Garcia’s to changing Watts with a clean-up and live music, giving this year will only make more possible next year!

AIA Award for Villegas VRD!!

AIA Award for Villegas VRD!!

Congratulations to Mohamed Sharif, Felix Monasakanian, and Efren Soriano of B-A-D for their Merit Award of the Villegas Virtual Redevelopment designs at the AIA Next|LA ceremony!

VRD Villegas Designs

VRD Villegas Designs

Final designs by Bureau for Architecture & Design (Mohamed Sharif, Felix Monasakanian, and Efren Soriano) and SWA Group (Miguel Rivera and Andrew Watkins).

VRD Sanchez designs!

VRD Sanchez designs!

Final designs for the Sanchez home by SWA architects Miguel Rivera and Andrew Watkins. Fence design by Ana Rodriguez.

Get Up 2 Get Down on 8/10

Get Up 2 Get Down on 8/10

The event involved live performances combined with a neighborhood clean-up of Watts! Image: La Chamba lays down heavy beats while volunteers pick up trash.

Get Up 2 Get Down on 8/10

Get Up 2 Get Down on 8/10

SYCONS (solar powered DJs) traveled with a 2nd group of clean-up volunteers – residents greeted us, danced, and helped pick up trash in Watts!

VRD: Design meeting with the Villegas

VRD: Design meeting with the Villegas

BAD founders Mohamed and Felix, and SWA Architects Miguel and Andrew meet with Villegas to review current designs for their front fence and landscape.

VRD: Design meeting with the Sanchez

VRD: Design meeting with the Sanchez

SWA Architects Andrew and Miguel, and artist Ana Rodriguez discuss designs inspired by the Sanchez family.

Virtual -> Reality

Virtual -> Reality

WHP partnered with Sierra Service Project to paint the Sanchez house as part of the VRD.

Virtual -> Reality

Virtual -> Reality

As part of the Virtual Redevelopment Project, WHP organized a repainting of the Villegas house!

Virtual Redevelopment (VRD)

Virtual Redevelopment (VRD)

VRD is a program that models homes in 3D and allows design improvements to be uploaded and viewed virtual before becoming reality. Collaboration continues!

Current Vecino Partnership

Current Vecino Partnership

Sierra Service Project volunteers along with WHP volunteers repair fences and driveways in Watts this summer.

Creative Solutions

Creative Solutions

WHP utilizes the arts as a powerful redevelopment tool and sees the creative process as essential to problem solving.

Artistic Excellence

Artistic Excellence

Locally and internationally-recognized artists and architects collaborate with local families to transform their homes.

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

WHP implements the shared visions of neighborhood families, addresses community-wide issues and builds solutions through creative partnerships.

Grassroots Job Training

Grassroots Job Training

WHP works with local organizations, schools and universities to create onsite learning opportunities and skill building.

Neighborhood Investment

Neighborhood Investment

Located across from the Watts Towers, Los Angeles, the Platform is WHP’s hub for community-based initiatives, meetings, and events.

Strategic Partnerships

Strategic Partnerships

WHP and students from theArt Center College of Design transform  St. John’s United Methodist Church. WHP’s partnerships are mutually beneficial for all participants.