Christopher Maurer lead Kent State University's first design/build studio to re-imagine Cleveland's blighted housing stock as a resource for re-development instead of a liability for the city. Chris taught the design studio in the spring and the construction studio in the summer. for more info see design-rebuild.org
The students converted the 2 family home into a simple lofted space, removing floor area to open the home up and create a dynamic living area.
render showing the student design for a healthy food centeric re-imagining of the condemned home on E 67th Street.
Leveraging a young design and construction workforce Cleveland homes can be renovated at a fraction of the cost of new homes while preserving the urban fabric and creating a layered history.