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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Cease 4 Peace

C.S. Mott Community College

Addressing his personal experience growing up in Flint, Michigan, DeMarcus Smith has designed a project that speaks to youth in his community about th... more ⇒

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The Grand Assembly

School of Visual Arts

The Grand Assembly is a curated online community showcasing a generation of 60 and older creatives to a wider audience through their craft and li... 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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Hydro-Urbanism: Re-thinking the LA River

USC Design Studio
University of Southern California School of Architecture

This project was completed as a final degree project for the B.Arch degree at USC, and was completed individually. The them... more ⇒

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HAITI BRIDGE: I helped build it.

Otis College of Art and Design

HOW DO YOU CONSTRUCT A BRIDGE between a small Los Angeles community and their Global Haitian neighbors after the 2010 earthquake? ... more ⇒

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