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Aquaponic Garden Play Structure  Design by Thomas Wong, Co-Owner of Civic Design Studio, with Keba Konte  For Rice and Beans Childcare Collective, Sol Garden, Oakland

Aquaponic Garden Play Structure Design by Thomas Wong, Co-Owner of Civic Design Studio, with Keba Konte

For Rice and Beans Childcare Collective, Sol Garden, Oakland

Civic Design Studios is a newly formed design and build shop whose portfolio is powered by local community. Via collaboration with schools and nonprofit organizations, it designs and builds products- playgrounds, galleries, studios- that enhance public space and allow for play and learning. 

Signage and Window Display  by Thomas Wong with Berkeley Signs and Leslie Lopez  For EastSide Arts Alliance and Cultural Center, Oakland.  Composite Foam, Gold Leaf and Plexiglass, Vinyl Banners

Signage and Window Display by Thomas Wong with Berkeley Signs and Leslie Lopez

For EastSide Arts Alliance and Cultural Center, Oakland.  Composite Foam, Gold Leaf and Plexiglass, Vinyl Banners

Park Design   Digital Mural Wall by Thomas Wong with Emory Douglas  For Rainbow Recreation Center, Oakland.   Digital Print on Aluminum

Park Design  Digital Mural Wall by Thomas Wong with Emory Douglas

For Rainbow Recreation Center, Oakland.   Digital Print on Aluminum

 

Civic Design Studio applies a human-centered design approach to everything we do. What is produced, is informed and driven by the solutions and experience clients identify as a priority. For instance, a sunlit but empty hallway connecting two larger spaces can be transformed into a warm reading nook with a mobile book cabinet able to store comfortable seating. 

Movable Theater Set Design  by Thomas Wong  For Ihe Sisyphus Syndrome, Play by Amiri Baraka,  Cardboard, Duct Tape and Vinyl

Movable Theater Set Design by Thomas Wong

For Ihe Sisyphus Syndrome, Play by Amiri Baraka,  Cardboard, Duct Tape and Vinyl

 

From the outside, we can imagine what is possible but often cannot see what is needed. When an idea emerges, the Studio utilizes the latest CNC machinery and technology to complement traditional craftsmanship and determine the most efficient method of production. As a collective of artists, designers, technologists and builders with a passion for creating beautiful objects and environments, anything can be moved from idea to product. 

 

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