Project Case Studies

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Below is an archive of project case studies; each one is a designer’s vision to ignite change in the world through creative problem solving. We aim to bring big ideas such as these out of the studio and into the community to inspire like-minded changemakers. Projects are posted by Design Ignites Change participants and award applicants.

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BREAK THE JAM! Save Money, Save Time!

Corcoran College of Art + Design

The Washington, D.C. metro Area is ranked as one of the top five most congested cities in the country. In 2003, Americans spent a ... more ⇒

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Floatfarm

University of Southern California School of Architecture

Floatfarm proposes a community of floating shrimp farms as a means of adapting to the ongoing rise in sea levels of the Mekong Delta, where aquaculture ac... more ⇒

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Thinnings Bathhouse

Auburn University Rural Studio

Four students from Auburn University's Rural Studio are partnering with the U.S. Forestry Service to design an architectural thesis project with... more ⇒

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Sow

Missouri State University, Department of Art + Design
Bailey Alternative High School

The Sow initiative promotes sustainability and provides resources for the Bailey Alternative High School greenhouse, which benefits students and the local Sprin... more ⇒

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BRUTE Design Thinking for Kids

BRUTE

BRUTE Design Thinking for Kids is a social enterprise inspired by the vision that all children should receive both a quality educatio... more ⇒

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