Students design solutions for Miami’s homeless

Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH) and Carrfour Supportive Housing have joined forces in support of Homeless Awareness Week to come up with creative solutions for housing Miami’s formerly homeless.

carrfourlogo Carrfour Supportive Housing is the largest not-for-profit provider of supportive and affordable housing in Florida. Since its inception in 1993, Carrfour has provided homes for more than 10,000 formerly homeless men, women and children. The organization develops, operates and manages innovative housing communities for individuals and families in need, with a unique approach that combines affordable housing with comprehensive, on-site supportive services.

Parkview Gardens 2Earlier this year, Carrfour tasked twenty of DASH’s architecture and design students with the challenge of creating new units for its residents. Each student was asked to design a living space that would suit the unique needs of Carrfour’s beneficiaries. Without the pressures of deadlines, budgets, and construction costs, the hope was that creativity would flow, and students would come up with new and unique ideas. Carrfour’s architects, in turn, would incorporate the best design elements into future projects.

The students came out in a tour de force and displayed their designs this past Thursday, November 22nd. Browse the gallery below, and let us know: What’s your favorite design?