Sacred Places/Civic Spaces

Sacred Places/Civic Spaces

Ian Smith Design Group has been a part of the Ad Hoc Committee with Partners for Sacred Places and the Community Design Collaborative since the start of the 2018. Sacred Places/Civic Spaces is a partnership between the Community Design Collaborative and Partners for Sacred Places to re-envision underutilized, purpose-built religious properties as community hubs. The committee will demonstrate that underutilized space in historic sacred properties throughout Philadelphia can be activated in ways that expand the civic commons, serve a larger secular purpose, and strengthen communities.