Rural Studio: Educating the Citizen Architect

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This is a plenary speech at ReFrame Conference about Rural Studio's 20K Initiative and strategies and policies that facilitate a new paradigm of housing affordability. Drawing from 20 years of leadership in the area of Public Interest Design, this session outlines best practices with regard to design, constructability, and affordability while simultaneously engaging in community growth, health, welfare, sustainability, and education. It provides an inside look at how Rural Studio continues to evolve within the ever emerging complexities of an impoverished rural community while simultaneously striving to educate its students as citizen architects. The speaker is Emily McGlohn, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Auburn University's Rural Studio in Alabama.