SCOPE Resilience Center
Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education
SCOPE is a grassroots organization to create social and economic justice for low-income, female, immigrant, black, and brown communities in Los Angeles. They operate their community leadership training program in an historic firehouse in South Los Angeles. IntuArch has been retained as the Architect to coordinate a substantial renovation and restoration of the building, in conjunction with partners including the USGBC, LADWP, CalPoly Pomona, LA Public Works, SoCal Gas, LA Cleantech Incubator, and ARUP Engineering.
The upgraded facility is a pilot project of the US Green Building Council to expand environmentally conscious planning to disinvested communities. A simultaneous goal of the project is to create a Resilience center in South LA, providing for a fully functional community center in times of need. One of the major project goals is to design a building that effectively communicates the environmental upgrades as a teaching tool, to further impact the community.
You can read more about building resilience in Los Angeles, and download the full publication where the SCOPE project is referenced, at Resilience LA.