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RDI attended the September 12th, AIA tour of a former run-down pet daycare that was transformed into the non-profit Lakeview Pantry’s first permanent home. The award winning project re-envisions a program typology that often carries a negative stigma into having a positive impact on the neighborhood and those served. Wheeler Kearns Architects, Lakeview Pantry staff and volunteers, shared how through visual merchandising, wayfinding and signage, architecture and interior design they created a dignified space for uncomfortable requests, using humble materials and stretching their use to create a simple environment where clients facing difficulty can feel welcomed and safe.

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