REBUILDING AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA with DesignCorps
I spent the summer of 2007 in Biloxi, Mississippi with a group of 12 architecture students, to design and build a new house for Patty B.
We had 7 weeks to finish as much as possible, working 7 days a week. The site we had been assigned in advance changed the few weeks prior to our arrival (from a renovation to a rebuild). This was the first house rebuilt in one of the most devastated areas along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.
Our project won a Mississippi AIA Award in 2009, was featured in the October 2008 issue of Architectural Record and was included in 'Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism' by Bryan Bell.