2018 Case Study Homes - Prototype Housing

2018 Case Study Homes - Prototype Housing

Hired by the City of Kansas City, MO to design five prototype homes that will be situated on scattered sites throughout the city, we at DRAW are conducting a deep analysis of the contextual neighborhoods along with broader housing and societal trends in order to inform our designs. Our goal is to positively impact the neighborhoods in which we are working and create models that are replicable, resourceful, and innovative.

Touring the Tenement Museum Reveals the Ongoing Struggle Americans Have with Immigration

Touring the Tenement Museum Reveals the Ongoing Struggle Americans Have with Immigration

We all know the stories of Ellis Island and the famed words enshrined on the Statue of Liberty: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free..." But the reality of unwelcome various groups have experienced to this country has long been tainted with racism and bigotry, which were rationalized by eugenics. Now we use other terms and other rationalizations, but the result is the same ugliness and unjust demonization of people.

Blue Ocean Thinking: A smarter, more connected AEC industry

Blue Ocean Thinking: A smarter, more connected AEC industry

If you have missed it, there is are clear and compelling indicators that our AEC industry is on the precipice of transformational evolution, thanks to industry thought leaders taking a giant leap into the realms of smart buildings, IoT, and data.

Public Art: Print Veils

Public Art: Print Veils

In 2016, DRAW was shortlisted out of an initial list of hundreds of artists to create public art for a transit station on the Purple Line in Prince George's County, Maryland.  Print Veils was developed in response to our research on the site and the "International Corridor" community in which it is situated--a community dominated by immigrants from Central and South America, Africa and Southeast Asia.

Public Art: KCPL Transformations

Public Art: KCPL Transformations

Earlier this year, we were honored to have been shortlisted for the Public Art component of the KCPL Charlotte Street Substation in the historic Northeast.  After many hours of research into the site and surrounding neighborhoods and the nature of electricity and electrical transformation, we developed a proposal entitled "KCPL Transformations."