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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Pecans!

PieLab

PieLab is an endeavor that has taken root in Greensboro, Alabama, undertaking a commitment to build relationships and establish initiatives within the community. One... 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 everyone to e... 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 part of an... more ⇒

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Teach, Learn and Earn

Austin Center for Design

This project aims to tackle homelessness in Austin by focusing on people’s existing skills, shifting the emphasis from what they need to what they have... more ⇒

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Bikes For Students

The Art Institute of Austin

This idea was made for the students of The Art Institute of Austin. To provide access to transportation without driving cars back and forth for a distanc... more ⇒

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