THIS IS WHERE WE DO WHAT WE DO
The Alero Olympio Design Center, named in honor of our dear friend, architect, and sustainable development advocate Alero, is made up of the Education House, Materials Workshops, Design Production Studios and Showroom/Classroom/Office Space. This is our central design & fabrication facility for Programs, Projects, & Product Design, exploring a vast array of topics that we view as effecting development. Examples of our varied activity includes, Developing Literacy Educational Materials, Traditional Skills Workshops, Agriculture Technology Experimentation, Upcycled Contemporary Design Products, Collaborative Problem Solving Discussions, Corporate Partnerships, or Artist Residencies, we feel that this multi faceted approach reflects a thriving community within a developing landscape. This Design Center also acts as the central figure in our goal to distribute similar models of Resource Centers as education, production, and community spaces throughout Ghana.
SHOWROOM / CLASSROOM : A contemporary design space complete w a 14 person multi functioning conference table and 8 flexible desks, lounge area that can comfortably sit 9
OFFICE SPACE : Lofted space with room for 12 student desk space & a semi private teacher's office w room for 4.
RESIDENCT ARTIST LIVING QUARTERS : A simple, well lit studio living space w private bathroom, queen size bed & cabinets.
DESIGN PRODUCTION STUDIO : A 20' x 80' sewing, lighting, & upholstery studio space that can also be cleared out to become a large exhibition space for special projects.
GLASS, METAL, & WOOD OPEN AIR SHOP : Glass kilns & cutting, woodshop & welding tools with large workbenches for prototyping & building large and small projects.
EDUCATION HOUSE W/ FLEXIBLE CLASSROOM STUDIO : Top floor is our model classroom with recycled education product development examples & materials, bottom floor is a flexible studio space for gathering w classes and staff.