Gabrielle Pearce, RA
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Gabrielle's work at PYATOK is informed by her broad experiences in urban design, including work in disaster mitigation planning for the Mississippi River Delta, building renovations on the East Coast, design strategies for the chronically homeless in the Bay Area, and landscape architecture for Governor’s Island in New York City. Passionate about engaging with residents at all project phases, Gabrielle helped initiate PYATOK’s Post Occupancy Evaluation program, which builds relationships with residents at completed projects, discusses their experiences with the project, and incorporates feedback into the firm’s design practice.

Gabrielle is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, where she spent time working on Mardi Gras float design and production and volunteering with young people through Project Pipeline, an architectural design camp. Her experience working with the Obama Foundation and Meals on Wheels has inspired her focus on designing urban space to serve young people and the elderly in her Oakland community.

Gabrielle attended a year-long program at Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center while studying at Louisiana State University, from which she holds a Bachelors of Architecture degree. She spends much of her free time attending Oakland Planning Commission meetings and panel discussions at the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR). She also created and manages "Town Interviews", a YouTube channel of interviews with Oakland public office candidates.

Pictured: West Grand & Brush Affordable Apartments, Oakland

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