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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Freewall: Making Space for Diversity

Kansas City Art Institute

This project is about developing community and acceptance at Center Alternative School in Kansas City by inviting the students t... more ⇒

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I need a sidewalk!

Kansas City Art Institute

This project is the development of a campaign, aimed at a section of road without sidewalk in Kansas City. The area has a beautiful park for every... 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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Anchor: Campus Crime Prevention

Kansas City Art Institute

Crime is an ongoing issue, and it's been on the rise due to our economic state. As a case study, the campus and surrounding neighborh... more ⇒

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A Book by its Cover: Reading Stereotypes

Kansas City Art Institute

In an effort to foster contact between children of different ethnicities and eradicate stereotypes before they form, this so... more ⇒

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