Altruistic Design

Grow Dat Youth Farm


The Grow Dat Youth farm is a public interest collaborative design-build project completed with the Tulane Small Center for Collaborative Design. Jeremy was a part of a team of Tulane Architecture students collaboratively on the four acre site plan, landscape architecture, and the architecture that supports the Grow Dat’s agricultural and educational program.

The design utilizes seven shipping containers to shape and support the form for the project. The space inside, outside, and in between the containers are programmed to be fully utilized. The containers were retrofitted to be student locker rooms, a restroom with composting toilets, a teaching kitchen, tool storage, a refrigerated cold box for produce storage, and offices for staff members.

Grow Dat Youth Farm is located in New Orleans’ City Park. Their mission is to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food. They work collaboratively to produce healthy food for the local residents and to inspire youth and adults to create personal, social, and environmental change in their own communities.