about the project

Landscapes have the ability to heal. The team at Atlas Lab was devastated to learn about the horrible tragedy and killing of Stephon Clark. When asked by the local community to transform the Clark-Thompson home, we poured our love and energy into healing the home. The grandparents of Stephon, Mr. and Mrs. Thompson physically and emotionally could not enter their backyard, where Stephon was killed. In response, Atlas devoted over 100 volunteer hours, working with Habitat for Humanity and the Rose Family Creative Empowerment Center/Meadowview Black Child Legacy Campaign to transform the front and backyard with brand new landscape treatment that include: accessible paths/ramps, drought tolerant plantings, family patio, veggie gardens and play area for the grandkids. Atlas repurposed existing site materials, including brick walls, wrought iron fencing and siding to create landscape terraces and centralized gathering space for family.