Design Expanding Horizons

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As design students, we were given an assignment to explore the West side of Denver, specifically the Colfax corridor. Keeping the question in mind, "How can we enhance the quality of life for someone within our geographic area?", we began making observations. Sun Valley is a community made possible by Denver Housing Authority and was the main target of our research.

Heather Smyth
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June 15, 2010
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West Denver community of Sun Valley off of Decatur and Federal.
By concentrating on education, we hope to provide a future for Sun Valley residents.
Final design for our grant that would support a student studying communication design
We hope to offer assistance in registering for classes and preparing for the school year

We observed the community of Sun Valley and noticed the amount of isolation. Residents seem to be commuting to work only, not exploring further than what was necessary. After large amounts of research, we came to the conclusion that although resources are available to them, residents of Sun Valley are not utilizing them.


From our observations, we feel an academic scholarship would best benefit the residents of Denver Housing Authority. We are currently defining who would be eligible, how we would distribute and design applications, and other pertinent details.

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