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In partnership with Tools and Tiaras, OACny is hosting the screening of Sista in the Brotherhood and a panel discussion featuring women who have forged their own way in the construction and design industry. Special guests of the event include Dawn Jones Redstone, award-winning Director of Sista in the Brotherhood, as well as Julie Scelfo, contributor to The New York Times and author of The Women Who Made New York, who will serve as the moderator for the panel. Stay tuned as we reveal our panelists!

Sista in the Brotherhood
Sista in the Brotherhood is a narrative short film about a black tradeswoman who faces discrimination on a new job site and who must choose between making a stand or keeping her job. Directed by Dawn Jones Redstone and produced by Dr. Roberta Hunte. Starring Sidony O’neal.


Photo: Courtesy of Sista in the Brotherhood


We Are OACny


OAC New York activates local, pro-bono creative professionals to deliver design and development solutions that actualize the potential of our local communities.  Our volunteers work to build a more sustainable future across the five boroughs of New York City.

We believe that everyone deserves a well-designed environment. We strive to collaborate with local community organizations to develop and implement quality design solutions within their neighborhoods. We thrive when we bring together communities, like-minded organizations, and design professionals to implement the visions of New York City's neighborhoods.



The Data Shows:
A Global Network of Impact

This year, our global chapter has compiled visual data recognizing the accomplishments around the global Open Architecture Collaborative

"In 2017 the Open Architecture Collaborative supported 21 chapters who hosted over 425 volunteers serving 94 nonprofit and community groups. Over 1,140 people have signed up to volunteer since we launched in March of last year, but those numbers are slowing down. 2017 saw a booming building economy and professionals with less time. When the economy dips, designers lose work and their jobs. But we get creative and volunteer to continue gaining knowledge and experience."

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OAC - 2017 Data
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OAC - Select Global Projects
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