107th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, Black Box

Agency and Immersion:Design Build & Social Entrepreneurship

Annual Meeting Proceedings

Author(s): Kenneth Scwartz & Byron Mouton

We believe that architectural curricula can, and often do, include tangible experiences that provide unequaled immersion that builds agency toward a productive and innovative career trajectory. We know this is the case, because we have been testing this premise for thirteen years now. The questions have always been: how can we empower students to exercise their creativity in a way that produces tangible results in collaboration with the community (design build), and how can we inculcate and reinforce values that support positive social change through the design excellence, ambition, dedication, and compassion of students?


Volume Editors
Amy Kulper, Grace La & Jeremy Ficca