UDBS - Carnegie Mellon University

Urban Design Build Studio

The Urban Design Build Studio is a design collaborative; involving students, professors, community members and organizations, municipal groups, contractors, and granting foundations; all working towards making socially conscious urban architectural interventions for the betterment of the communities in which they are built. The projects worked on by the UDBS are real, taking students through the realities of design developement, client relations, and construction administration. Furthermore, in each project a part of the construction is completed by the students, providing invaluble education in the complex relationships which surround any architectural project. The UDBS is dedicated to producing positive architectural solutions for communities in need, but also providing aspiring architecture students with the necessary experiences to enter the complex realm of architectural practice.