Group Project helps nonprofits and community organizations navigate the process of transforming decommissioned prisons into radical, socially-minded spaces for their communities.
Across the US, there is a growing inventory of government-owned closed prisons that could be redeveloped into sites of responsible economic and community growth. Local nonprofit organizations can positively reuse these spaces, but do not have the time or skillsets to do so.
Working primarily in disinvested areas, Group Project connects local nonprofits and community organizations who need permanent spaces with governments that own decommissioned buildings. We build trust between these two parties by using our planning and architectural expertise to translate the organization’s mission into a compelling and feasible adaptive reuse proposal.