Design Revision & Project Management
San Francisco, CA
2021 - 2022 (Completed)

SCRAP is a long-standing arts and education non-profit organization that distributes donations of art materials and hosts arts programming for the community. 

In 2021, the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) awarded SCRAP a grant to support an interior space reconfiguration project. The goals were: (1) extensive electrical rewiring for safety purposes and (2) repositioning of interior partitions to increase the size of the workshop and office space, and improved the flow of donation materials to the retail floor. 

Initial Proposed Design by third party architects
Exceeded budget and did not meet organizational goals.

Third party architects delivered a proposed design but the electrical work plan exceeded the budget. Furthermore, the design limited office space to only three workstations, and had a large storage space inviting further material accumulation and clutter.

Built Revised Design by Felipe Colina

Met budget and organizational goals.

My design revision situated the office along the west wall to make use of existing outlets that were not considered in the initial proposed design. By doing so, we significantly reduced costs, increased office space to fit five workstations, and added an intake corridor to streamline donation flow. 

Under my supervision as Operations Manager for SCRAP, the revised design was built and completed on time and on budget.

Inventory Manager, Lisa Ryan organizes donations in new intake corridor.

Depot Manager, William Barros works with neurodivergent students in new workshop.