Gallery: Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice

Ford Foundation Design Tour
Ford Foundation Design Tour – Fatih Ergun

Members of Metropolitan, our new group for adventurous urbanists, enjoyed a private tour of the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, the newly reopened “hub for social good and the courageous people who devote their lives to achieving it.” The landmark building features 81,000 sf of convening space for the social sector, a beautiful garden atrium and social justice art gallery open to the public. The tour was led by Gensler’s Maddy Burke and Bevin Savage-Yamazaki, who helmed the $205 million renovation project. New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman describes the space a “a gift to the city,” and after exploring the site — and learning how the space supports critical philanthropic and social justice activity — we can see why.