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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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 neighborhood of K... 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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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 theme of the... more ⇒

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Save Money, Save the Planet: Tag Along

Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas City, like any major city, has a problem with rush hour traffic. The commute is slow and dangerous with people zipping around ea... 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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