This studio explored architectural solutions to homelessness, and how inclusive design thinking can lead to innovative solutions to this global problem. The semester’s program included research, awareness raising activities, space programming and building design.
Students worked in two to three person teams and individually to produce:
- Research on the causes of homelessness and strategies to eliminate it
- Personas of homeless people to serve as inspiration for programming and design
- Proposals for a real-world project in Buffalo
- Proposals for innovative programs and services
- Compelling architectural visions
The major question explored in the studio was: “How can inclusive design contribute to solving problems of temporary and chronic homelessness?”