We Rise

The concept of the ceramic tile wall was developed through conversations with community members of various ages. Through these chats, the theme of "a community rising", was revealed. The program director worked closely with the architect team to develop the visual symbology that would express the sentiment from the community. The design of the wall is based on a Ghanaian Kente cloth pattern which means Renewal. The wall,which is positioned between the historic facility and the new facility, also reveals the notion of re-birth. The words WE RISE are strategically placed high upon the side of the wall facing the new facility; the historic side, without words, provides the culture and foundation that affirms a continual ascension.