Located on the western end of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Frederiksted is one of two ports on the island and supports dozens of fishers.
CIRD's May 2022 local design workshop in Frederiksted, St. Croix, focused on reviving a historic fish market. Led by local nonprofit Clean Sweep Frederiksted, in partnership with the USVI Department of Planning and Natural Resources' Division of Fish and Wildlife, the workshop is a notable stop along the way to broader community revitalization in this beautiful and historic small town. You can read more about the workshop here. To celebrate the completion of workshop’s design book, here are some of our favorite photos from Frederiksted’s local design workshop.
The Frederiksted Fish Market, established in the 1700s, hasn't been used to sell fish in more than decade and has fallen into disrepair.
During a pre-workshop site visit, CIRD's design team held community meetings to understand residents' visions for the fish market. These meetings included a majority of Frederiksted's fishers, such as Mr. Prescott, pictured here.
During the workshop, CIRD's design team invited community members to be active partners, giving feedback that shaped the final design.
CIRD’s design team – a mix of people with local ties and national profiles – was assembled to work with community members from Frederiksted. This team included designers and architects from To Be Done Studio, Ki Design Workshop PLLC, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Housing Assistance Council.
Clean Sweep Frederiksted, the organizer of the workshop, has worked on a number of projects to bring art and design into their community, including commissioning murals for St. Croix's high school.
The concept drawings can be used by Clean Sweep Frederiksted and USVI Department of Planning and National Resources to develop detailed designs and ultimately construct the new Frederiksted Fish Market.