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.

 

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 Downtown Women's Center
 

 

 

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 The store at the Downtown Women's Center

 

 
 

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 Chris Gonzales shows off her room at the

Downtown Women's Center

Credits

Guests:
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

Host:
Frances Anderton