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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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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WELCOME: Gentrification Offsetting

Parsons The New School for Design

WELCOME is a collaborative service that raises awareness about gentrification and fosters more inclusive forms of change in vulner... more ⇒

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Newcomers High School Welcoming Stories

First Person American

The Newcomers High School Welcoming Stories Workshop is an education outreach program created by First Person American that ... more ⇒

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$300 Hybrid House

University of Southern California School of Architecture

The basic concept of the design is to utilize the same materials that are typically found in slum housing. The house is a hybrid compressed earth b... more ⇒

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Mobile Letterpress: Proof of Concept

Vermont College of Fine Arts

This past year as part of my graduate school study I built a letterpress studio for York College of PA, where I teach graphic de... more ⇒