Tour Paul’s Place prior to it’s opening. Learn about the vision and collaboration behind this innovative project.

Date and time: Mon, October 10, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PDT

Location: Paul’s Place, 1111 H Street, Davis, CA 95616

Cost: $10

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Event led by: Maria Ogrydziak, AIA

Sponsored by: Comstock’s Magazine, Fulrum Property Corp., HGA, Lionakis, Milgard Windows & Doors, SmithGroup, SMUD and Maria Ogrydziak, AIA.

About the event

Paul’s Place, a project designed by Maria Ogrydziak, AIA for Davis Community Meals and Housing (DCMH), is a beautiful, new, multi-functional, four-story building designed to serve the most vulnerable individuals living homeless in Davis by providing housing and wraparound services.

Paul’s Place is an innovative, one-of-a-kind structure that includes key support services on each level, to serve individuals at all levels of need–from crisis to transition to permanent supportive housing.

This event provides a unique opportunity to see the entire facility before it is occupied, and to learn about the vision and collaboration behind its design–in which the architect, along with elected officials, business executives, nonprofit leaders, the faith community, service providers and members of the community, took action and together built housing for the chronically homeless.

Experience Architecture is a public-outreach event designed to facilitate greater transparency with the public in how architects create our built environment and how it impacts their daily lives; to create an ongoing dialogue to inform a distinct, regional, architectural identity; and to highlight existing relationships between the region and its architecture. The 2021 festival runs October 1-10th, celebrating 10 years over 10 days with 10 events! To see more Experience Architecture events, visit

For reasonable accommodations and/or alternate formats, please contact AIA Central Valley at least 72 hours prior to the event or for more information: or (916) 444-3658.

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