Year Level: Advanced
Charles Sharpless, Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture
Hilary Sample, 2019 John G. Williams Visiting Professor in Architecture / MOS Architects Co-Founder and Principal
This architecture studio focused on the representation and design of collective, shared housing for workers across the state of Arkansas, and designed prototypes for worker housing in the Arkansas city of Pine Bluff. The students studied a variety of housing types across different Arkansas landscapes from the rural, suburban and urban – from studio to three bedroom apartments, co-living to live-work spaces, and work buildings – that formed the basis for speculating on new paradigms for living and working. The student projects consider shared services as well as the health and well-being of residents within any type. Parking, biking and public spaces along with shared amenities, commercial space, and landscape were all necessary and thought of as integral housing components. What kind of housing is necessary today? What elements of housing support the building of community?