2021 Projects

Westside Neighborhood – English Avenue: The Power of Place and Social Production / Redesigning the Equitable Home

Design + Research Graduate Studio, Fall 2021

Building on the field study work from the summer, this studio offers the challenge for the architects to establish a proactive role in engagement with community stakeholders. 

Studio provocations:

  • Can we imagine a role for the architect where the act of design is an entrepreneurial and innovative endeavor – for those who are underserved and/or under-resourced?
  • How can we be creative in imagining new models of dwelling with shared community services?
  • What does a prototype for affordable living units (single-family, multi-family) that flexibly responds to the changing demographic of non-family households look like?
  • What is the minimum footprint for such a housing unit?
  • How has technology allowed for new and/or radical thinking in these areas?



  • Julie Ju-Youn Kim AIA NCARB


  • Robby Bryant, HDR Architecture
  • Jessica Flake, Studio SOGO
  • Winston Taylor, The Beloved Community
  • Michael Street, HDR Architecture
  • Jennifer Fine, Invest Atlanta
  • Jaren Abedania, Westside Future Fund
  • Lee Harrop, Westside Future Fund


  • Weston Byerly
  • Luke Davis
  • Patricia del Moral-Suazo
  • Lauriane Donang
  • Robert Feagans
  • Gillian Gingher
  • Nirmit Patel
  • Palav Patel
  • Katie Reilly
  • Breanna Rhoden
  • Monica Rizk
  • Rand Zalzala