Aerial view of Overton Center for Excellence Campus

Overton, once a closed elementary school, is being transformed into a community hub for creative innovation. A model for community development, the Overton Center for Excellence converts the existing school building into flexible office space for entrepreneurs and nonprofits focused in the areas of CHANGE (Climate, Health, Arts & Culture, Next Generation, Growth and Education).

Since 2017, Borderless Studio has partnered with the Washington Park Development Group through Creative Grounds to organize community-led design activation projects at Overton. Community activations are focused on cultivating exchange and collaboration. For the past five years, Overton has hosted dozens of collaborative creative projects including art and design installations, workshops, exhibitions and more recently a mutual aid market. These projects reflect on the history of the school, celebrate its legacy and introduce its renewed identity.