Architect Douglas Balder wins AIA award for All Stars Project Newark center


Doug Balder (l.) with Antoine Joyce

All Stars Project National Board Member and Institute faculty Douglas Balder received a silver medal from the American Institute of Architects’ Newark and Suburban Design Awards  for his inspired design of the All Stars Project of New Jersey Scott Flamm Center for Afterschool Development located in Newark’s downtown arts district. READ MORE.

The center is the first performing arts and youth development space to open in Newark. Conceived of as a “station for development and creativity” which includes waiting areas, performance spaces, staff and volunteer work zones, and a centrally-located information kiosk, topped with a 14-foot high reproduction of railway station clock.

I’m happy that the center is getting recognition for its important role in serving Newark’s young people and the surrounding suburban communities, said Balder.  I’m honored to have been a part of its creation.

In his popular Institute workshops and Revolutionary Conversations, Doug has introduced a trend in architecture and design that seeks to create spaces and stages for communities to grow. 

About Janet Wootten

Janet Wootten is a media and public relations professional, a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and a leader of its annual community fundraising campaign.
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