Illinois Tech students, in collaboration with the local community, will design and build an after school study space in Loiza, Puerto Rico. Students will be exposed to fundraising, international building practice, teamwork, complex communication situations, budget constraints and working within a clearly defined and rigorous time schedule.
We are a team of fourth-year architecture students studying at Illinois Institute of Technology, under the guidance of professor and architect Frank Flury. Our mission is to design and build a small-scale building for communities that have few design resources or time to put toward building projects, or are at risk of natural and environmental disasters around the world. By installing these structures, we bring spaces for the community to gather, socialize, and educate one another. Our hope is to promote cultural understanding, and to foster thoughtful social contributions that make a positive impact.