We had to build one of the walls out 1/4" and tetris pieces of insulation around several obstacles. (Of course nothing is square and all the studs are oddly spaced- complications of an old building.) We even installed a covering of plastic for moisture resistance.
After months of preparation, hours of hard work, and working in scorching +85 degree weather with no A/C... the room was completed. Drywall and all! (Plus some handy trim work, and crazy gap caulking.) This is a project nonchalantly gets mentioned as part of our tour of the building. It opens the conversation about how the center is expanding it's collaborative efforts with other schools and organizations. It marks the beginning of my involvement (which later lead to employment) with this place and helped solidify my interests in working with non-profits and the communities they serve. (Re)store was an atypical way for me to be introduced to the center, and brought up a lot of questions about what "art" can be. At the conclusion to the project, the only answer i had to anything was that "community" is not just a physical and local entity, but rather an expansive act of adoption and ownership.