Mark Lakeman is the co-founder of The City Repair Project and the principal of Communitecture, a community architecture and planning firm. He is an urban place-maker and permaculture designer, community design facilitator, and an inspiring catalyst to the emergence of sustainable and participatoryecological and cultural landscapes. Mark’s leadership has benefited communities across North America. With City Repair, in 2003 Mark was awarded the National Lewis Mumford Award by Architects & Planners for Social Responsibility for his work with Dignity Village, one of the United States’ first self-developed, permanent communities by and for previously homeless people
Urban Design and Planning
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Our mission is to build community through creative projects. We collaborate with schools, libraries, community centers, municipalities and military facilities. Our projects include infrastructure (bridges, benches, maps, signs, gardens, trails, etc), public art (mosaics, concrete, ceramic murals, stained glass, metal, etc), and all kinds of fun experiences (puppets, parades, festivals, etc). We work with you to find materials, develop community assets, and facilitate quality programs. Concrete Couch has garnered many awards, including “empowering youth through public art”, “project of the year award”, “exceptional creative opportunities”, and numerous design and community building honors.