Designed by Hickok Cole, the new AOB headquarters includes an expanded mosaic studio, digital design lab, showcase gallery, pop-up art shop, and more. Our new spot in downtown Silver Spring is a hub of activity for young creatives, teenage artists and emerging professionals throughout the region.
New Mosaic Studio – $150,000
Double the size of our current studio, with moveable walls, flexible tables and chairs, smart storage, and beautiful natural light!
Community Inspiration Wall – $75,000
Positioned prominently in public space, the inspiration wall will feature the latest concepts and placemaking experiments of our apprentice and studio crew.
Digital Design Lab – $25,000
Collaborating with the mosaic studio, the design lab will explore new possibilities in an ancient artform, and expand the opportunities for emerging technologists.
Client Conference Room – $25,000
A digitally-dynamic space with a round table, glowing light and glass walls, our conference room is designed for great teamwork.
Showcase Gallery – $25,000
Curated quarterly by the AOB crew, this street-facing, showcase gallery greets neighbors, visitors, and thousands of future commuters on the Purple Line.
Apprentice Lounge – $25,000
Featuring amphitheater seating, a pantry, lunch tables and lockers, the apprentice lounge is the place for our creative crew to talk, take a break, sketch and dream.
Storefront Graphics – $25,000
Boasting huge street-facing windows at the busy intersection of Wayne and Fenton, our storefront will reflect the creativity of downtown Silver Spring day and night.
Art Fair Pop Up Shop – $25,000
Help us make mosaics on the go! This custom- designed mobile unit will allow apprentices to pop up an AOB shop at regional art fairs.
Studio Tables, $10,000 – Received!
Thanks to Francie and Tim Hester, we will have the work tables that allow us the make and move large public artworks with ease.