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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Community Courtyard for Newbern, AL

Auburn University Rural Studio

Located in the town of Newbern, Hale County, in the Black Belt region, the project focuses on a basic need: a gathering place for communi... 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 life stori... more ⇒

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You Are Here

University of Utah

Mapping is a visual way to define ourselves. It shows us who we are because of our location and the geography surrounding us. Maps demonstrate how we interact ... more ⇒

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First Person American

School of Visual Arts
First Person American

First Person American is an initiative to change the public’s perception of immigrants and to interject a new voice through deep and poignant portrait... 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 mutual ... more ⇒

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