Small Practice is the laboratory of educational and nonprofit design/build work by Matthew Wolpe and collaborators.
Headquartered at Laney College in Oakland CA - Small Practice partners with nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and small businesses to design and build structures, interiors,
furniture and products that enhance their capacity to do good. Small Practice operates from the assumption that successful design and craft is intrinsically linked with social and environmental
We design, we build, we teach, we lead team-building workshops, we like to collaborate, we have fun.
Projects are managed from conception to completion, toggling back and forth between the analog (hand drawing, fine woodworking, carpentry,
metalwork, timberframing) and the digital (CAD, CNC, water jet, laser cutting, 3D printers).
Current and Previous Partners Include:
Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Berkeley High School
City Slicker Farms
Clif Bar/In Good Company
UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design
City of Oakland