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University of San Francisco Architecture & Community Design

May 23, 2016
The contemporary metropolis and its relationship to peri-urban and rural settings are complex. Our department creates an environment where students engage with and learn from the city and surroundings through innovative architectural design and real world projects that make a significant difference in the lives of underserved communities. Architecture, urban design, city planning, and landscape design—our department delivers an interdisciplinary education inspired by design that does some good.​

Philippines Bamboo Workshop

May 10, 2016
The Philippines Bamboo Workshop is a study abroad program of the University of Washington Department of Architecture. This program is a hands-on cultural immersive experience. With bamboo as the medium of exploration, participants will collaborate... Read More

Center for Public Interest Design

March 8, 2015
The Center for Public Interest Design is a research + action center at Portland State University that aims to investigate, promote, and engage in inclusive design practices that address the needs of underserved communities worldwide through work that is socially conscious, environmentally sustainable, and economically accessible to all. Certificate: The CPID & Portland State offer a Graduate Certificate in Public Interest Design, designed as a means to prepare future leaders in architecture, urban planning, sustainability, community development and other fields to aid currently underserved populations through sustainable, human-centered design methods. The Certificate provides an educational foundation for entry into the emerging field of Public Interest Design, through academic studies and hands-on experience in the field, working directly with communities in need, addressing issues such as inadequate shelter, food and water scarcity, disaster preparedness and recovery, and economic well-being.

Over-the-Rhine DesignBuild Studio

March 4, 2015
Working collaboratively with Over-the-Rhine Community Housing, a non-profit housing development organization, the Over-the-Rhine DesignBuild Studio donates design and construction skills to help bring the buildings of the neighborhood back into use for low- and moderate-income occupancy.

a.line.ments Public Outreach Studio

March 4, 2015
The a.LINE.ments studio at Clemson University allows students to engage with the local community, research, design and implement projects to enhance their work as Landscape Architecture students.

Architecture and Civic Engagement Center

March 4, 2015
The ACE Center trains architects and designers to create buildings and communities that are dedicated to social causes by connecting with nonprofit organizations, employing innovative universal design principles, testing experimental materials, and exploring grassroots urban tactics.

Architecture in The Public Interest

March 4, 2015
Architecture in the Public Interest is a program of North Carolina State's School of Design that is primarily focused on designing sustainable and affordable housing.

Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

March 4, 2015
The Atkinson Center at Cornell University is an interdisciplinary center that brings together three areas of sustainability -- energy, the environment, and economic development.

Center for Building Communities

March 4, 2015
The Center for Building Communities challenges cultural and architectural norms to create more livable, sustainable communties.

Center for Changing Landscapes

March 4, 2015
Center for Changing Landscapes is an interdisciplinary research and outreach center that combines design/planning expertise with natural resource expertise and knowledge to support land use and community form decision-making at the local, regional, and state levels.

Center for Social Design

March 4, 2015
The Center for Design Practice (CDP) at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is an inter-disciplinary studio engaging students and outside partners in projects addressing specific social problems through collaborative, project-based learning. The CDP believes in a human-centered approach to problem solving focused on translating ideas into tangible outcomes with the goal of changing behaviors and making a positive impact on society.

Center for Design Research

March 4, 2015
The Center for Design Research provides a collaborative space for KU students and faculty to focus on designing sustinable, innovative solutions to many of the world's greatest issues.

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