Designing Women at the Downtown Women's Center

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Women are the fastest growing homeless population in the country. So the Downtown Women's Center has opened a new complex that includes permanent residences, a day center, as well as a store and café, on Skid Row. The architect Maureen Sullivan, of Pica + Sullivan Architects, DWC executive director Lisa Watson and DWC residents talk about the healing power of good design—by women, for women.



 Downtown Women's Center




 The store at the Downtown Women's Center




 Chris Gonzales shows off her room at the

Downtown Women's Center


Maureen Sullivan - Architect and Principal, Pica + Sullivan, Lisa Watson - Executive Director, Downtown Women's Center, Fannie Mayfield - Visitor, Downtown Women's Center, Chris Gonzales - Resident, Downtown Women's Center

Frances Anderton