park(ing) day 2010


PARK(ing) Day is an annual daylong global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 with Rebar in San Francisco and has since spread to hundreds of cities around the globe.

A quintessentially “open source” project, PARK(ing) Day has since been adapted and remixed to address a variety of social issues in diverse urban contexts around the world. Architecture for Humanity Chicago looked to explore the use of public space in Logan Square, a Chicago neighborhood with one of the lowest per capita concentrations of green space in the city.

Three parking spaces along Milwaukee Avenue were transformed into a parklet using recycled modules from Architecture for Humanity and MAS Studio’s Street Furniture Installation and donated sod to create an undulating terrain and built-in seating.

PROJECT ROLES: Marketing, project planning and coordination, donation acquisition, off-site construction and prefabrication of installation modules, on site instillation and tear down.

Completed with Architecture for Humanity, Chicago. For more information, please see: