Mission-UDBS - Carnegie Mellon University

Urban Design Build Studio Mission

The Mission of Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture's Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS) is to develop regionally-specific, climate appropriate building technologies for neighborhoods of Allegheny County. The focus is on the implementation of strategies which can be replicated within the dominant social, political and economic realities of the area. The process of development of these strategies is dependent upon the participation of these communities in a participatory process to understand existing conditions and the realities of the site. Through partnership and design charettes we intend to encourage the development of the region's housing stock and creative potential.