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Dialogue 14: Megan Clarke, Engage at CCA Californian College of the Arts Center for Arts & Public Life

ENGAGE at CCA is an innovative initiative combining the Community Arts Program’s successful model of community engagement with the project-based learning approach of the architecture and design disciplines. Activated across academic programs, ENGAGE at CCA serves as a hub to connect interested faculty and students to community partners and relevant outside experts. The Center’s ambition … Continue reading

Dialogue 16: Matt Coolidge, Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), Los Angeles

The key intention behind meeting Matt Coolidge, founder & director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) was to meet with an independent organisation that has an outstanding ability to leverage the learning capital inherent within the recognition, curation of and engagement with, public space and environmental heritage. The CLUI is a dedicated research and … Continue reading

Dialogue 15: Tim Higgins, City Lab, UCLA

I met with Harrison (Tim) Higgins, associate Director and Researcher in Architecture and Urban Design at CITY LAB – located with UCLA’s architecture school – with a view to gaining an understanding of the commercial potential of community design centers. In the UK, many live ‘project offices’ as they were more traditionally known, closed due to a lack of … Continue reading

Dialogue 13: Tim Smith, California College of the Arts

Tim Smith is one of the key educators within the pioneering MBA in Design Strategy at the California College of the Arts. This unique course aims to enable designers from a broad range of disciplines, to become the next generation of innovation leaders for a world that is profitable, sustainable, ethical, and truly meaningful. The curriculum … Continue reading

Dialogue 12: Seth Watchel, University of San Francisco

The Architecture and Community Design Program at the University of San Francisco has an inspired manifesto. The program draws from the university’s diverse resources and faculty to form a unique interdisciplinary curriculum of study, which reflects the university’s mission and commitment to building community for a more just and humane world. This interdisciplinary program emphasizes … Continue reading

Dialogue 11: John Peterson, Public Architecture, San Francisco

Public Architecture is a national non-profit architecture office based in San Francisco. It engages architecture firms with other non-profits and manufacturers to commit to designing for the public good through its nationally recognized 1% program, which acts to bring about positive community change through public-interest design initiatives and pro bono design service grants. The 1% … Continue reading

Dialogue 10: Steve Juroszek // Chris Livingston // Tom McNab // Ralph Johnson // University of Montana Community Design Center

Montana State University School of Architecture is situated within a very unique rural context – offering an excellent cross comparisons to all the other live projects I am visiting – all of which are all situated within urban sites. Another defining characteristic of the Montana Architecture School program is that live project are offered within … Continue reading

Dialogue 09: Emilie Taylor // Tulane City Center, Tulane School of Architecture

Design Build manager Emilie Taylor works at the Tulane School of Architecture as a lecturer and as senior program coordinator at the Tulane City Center where she directs projects and develops community partnerships that provide opportunities for faculty and students to engage ‘real issues’ in the community using design as the vehicle for these interactions. During our conversation, we … Continue reading

Dialogue 08: Barbara Wilson // Design Corps, University of Texas at Austin

Dr Barbara Wilson, is directing this summer’s Design Corps Program, based at University of Texas at Austin (UTSoA).  This is the first Public Interest Design (PID) summer course hosted in Austin, connecting advanced students interested in the built environment and public service with leading practitioners in public design, and equipping them with the tools they need to create beautiful, sustainable, … Continue reading

Dialogue 07: Susanne Schnell Archeworks, Chicago

Archeworks is an alternative design school with a difference. In place of a traditional curriculum, students work in multidisciplinary teams with nonprofit partners to create design solutions for social and environmental concerns. Archeworks is dedicated to envisioning and advancing a better quality of life for communities through socially responsible and environmentally conscious design solutions that … Continue reading