A Community-Built Porch In The Heart Of Chattanooga

Oct 28, 2020

Here in downtown Chattanooga, at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Market Street, there’s a public space where people like to gather outside Patten Towers.

A design for the Porch Project
Credit Chattanooga Design Studio

“The Porch Project” is a collaboration to improve that space - make it healthier, more welcoming, more functional - for the people who use it, a pilot project that relies on their input and feedback.

The Chattanooga Design Studio is part of the team of local organizations that is steering the Porch Project and working with residents.

Lindsey Willke is urban design coordinator at the Studio - and Beverly Bell is an urban designer there.