The MoMA commissioned project aims to redefine queer youth homeless care through the design of an identity-affirming salon and sensory therapy room as permanent installations at the Ali Forney Center’s new Times Square headquarters and drop-in center.

Incepted through an innovative, hands-on workshop with AFC youth and staff, the designs directly reflect the needs and imaginations of the people who will ultimately use the spaces.

Location  |  Times Square, NYC
Category  |  Institutional, Cultural
Status  |  Complete
Date |  2023-2024

With Agency—Agency in collaboration with Chris Woebken Studio
Team  |  Tei Carpenter, Kelvin Lee, Chris Woebken, Saralee Sittigaroon

Featured in Architectural Digest and MoMA Year in Review




1’=1” salon model                    




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