Event Recap—Project Color Corp

With a mixture of collaboration, passion and determination, IIDA and Project Color Corp successfully painted a mural for the Para Los Niño’s charter school in Downtown Los Angeles.

Our goal was to give back to our community with what we do best, designing with color.

Working together with the school, the students drew and wrote down colors, images, and words that made them happy at school. With this information we were able to create two color schemes for the students and faculty to vote,“Cool Brave” and “Hopeful Love”. Once a scheme was selected, Project Color Corp and IIDA got started on making this happen. Teaming with parents and the school, the design community came together and donated their time and effort to help with this project.

The project could not have happened without the help of our volunteers. We sincerely thank Sherwin Williams for donating paint and supplies for this event, along with Mata Construction for being part of the process and helping us find the right muralist for this project. Thank you to all the volunteers that painted in 90 degree weather, to our muralist who painted the wall for an entire week in the middle of a hot summer, and to Shaw Contract Group, Kimball, Luna Textiles, and Herman Miller for bringing food on Volunteer Paint Day. Thank you Bentley Mills and Howard Building Corporation for your support, and lastly thank you to the Project Color Corp and IIDA team for all of your hard work! Through teamwork we were able to bring color, life, and joy to a school, creating a little more sunshine in the lives of the students.

We believe in the power of color!

Laura Guido-Clark, Founder of Project Color Corp.
Susan Yun, Wolcott AI, IIDA Associate
Jolene Kraus, Parallel Group, IIDA
Heidi Hampton, Gensler
Jenneffer Burgos, Gensler, IIDA

See video here.

Co-authored by Susan Yun of Wolcott Architecture Interiors and Jenneffer Burgos of Gensler.

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