ALT will focus on neighborhood projects with support from the community

New nonprofit ALTernative will promote better neighborhoods through design ideas that can be initiated with community support. The organization was founded by Tim Lai and Eliza Ho, principles of Clintonville firm Tim Lai Architect. Lai and Ho previously have imagined numerous creative plans for the neighborhood, including the design of the SoHud Mural Project.

ALT will continue that grassroots mission, according to a recent release.

"The general public is target audience, and we like the creative process to be interactive," Lai said in the release." We throw out some ideas and invite the community for feedback."

On Jan. 10, the couple will exhibit Good Design in Hard Times at the OSU Urban Arts Space Downtown. It will feature ideas for beautification projects that are relatively low budget and simple to implement, exploring how creative design can defy a weak economy.

"There is so much potential in improving neighborhoods through creative design, and we like to initiate projects that can transform the neighborhood for the better," Ho explained.

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