Joelle Poitras

Sketch Toronto

In this expansion proposal, Sketch Toronto's home base is relocated to the upper floors of a repurposed heritage building in the Junction Triangle. The reimagined space is carefully designed to support Sketch's mission— engaging diverse youth who are homeless or navigating poverty to experience the transformative power of the arts.

Inspired by the organization's commitment to cultivating social and environmental change through arts, the spatial planning was developed through iterations of a bold paint stroke across the plan. The resulting curve is developed into a wall of custom cabinetry that stores all the supplies and resources needed to create and inspire. This defining parti divides the programming into two key sections: the open project spaces, and the multiple adjacent ateliers, offices, and studios. This responsive spatial solution creates a flexible environment that supports both those who create in the space, and the SpaceShare program that funds the non-profit's classes, workshops and events.

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    Joanne Lam
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