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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$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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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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reCOVER: Disaster Recovery Housing

University of Virginia, School of Architecture

This Initiative reCOVER project focuses on the design, fabrication and testing of a disaster recovery housing prototype. It is pa... more ⇒

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School of Visual Arts

Rubbish is a program that teaches kids to express themselves by re-purposing the materials around them to participate in arts and recreational activities. ... more ⇒

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The Green River Newspaper

The Green River Newspaper is a community print project made in collaboration with the people of Green River, Utah. By working primarily wi... more ⇒