Staying in Place: Mt Baker Hub Studio

The Social Lab

Lama Alsharif

M. Architecture

A robust social structure is a key to resilience. The Social Lab is a gathering place which encourages community interactions. The space also serves to prepare for natural disasters, by providing a workshop and means to share knowledge. Depending on the lab locations, they can be utilized as a hub in an emergency situation. The use of temporary shipping containers is a first experiment in the development of the future permanent Mount Baker Community Center. The affordability and adaptability of those structures allows community members to shape spaces based on their need.

Alsharif_The Social Lab