WIseplace Community Room

Santa Ana, CA | Interiors

Client: WISEplace
Size: 1,270 SF

For more than 95 years, WISEPlace, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has provided safe, affordable transitional housing, healthy meals, financial-empowerment curriculum and employment assistance, to help women move from homelessness and hopelessness to self-reliance.

RDC partnered with CDG Builders, Inc. to execute a design for an interior design competition that prioritized the needs of women and provide a community space to give a sense of feeling at home while in a transitional period of their lives. Industry leaders and contract partners were invited to participate in the competition, “Transformation: Turning Space into Place” with a goal to design both a beautiful and functional community haven for the women who reside there, as well as create an event venue for the local community to help further encourage sustainable funding for the nonprofit.

Out of six firms who competed, RDC and CDG Builders were chosen for their winning design concept. Pivot Interiors and Herman Miller Furniture oversaw the design competition and outfitted the entirety of the community center’s interior and furniture needs.