Community-Based Architecture: A Third Model

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Most often, these kinds of projects take one of two forms. The first is the product of university studio projects, whereby students and teachers work with a chosen community organization to develop strategies or plans to fulfill a need—plans which may or, more probably, may not be realized. The second model is facilitated by a non-profit organization which will identify a need and subsequently solicit architects, often through a competition, to design for that identified need and community. Article continues at metropolismag.com