February 9, 2010
Video: CITIZEN ARCHITECT - Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio
This is a trailer for an upcoming PBS documentary on Samuel Mockbee and Rural Studio - a program at the University of Auburn Architecture school. Every year a class of students goes to an underprivileged town and offers their services to the local residents. They design houses, community centers, chapels, or anything else they find the local community needs. It is a truly amazing program and one that has influenced similar initiatives in other universities - including one I was involved with, Design Bridge at the University of Oregon.