Monday, August 23, 2010

Citizen Architect - Rural Studio

In 1993, Carol Mockbee's (a friend, fellow graduate of interior design and fellow KD at Auburn University) father Samuel Mockbee, along with D.K. Ruth, founded a design-build architecture studio, Rural Studio. Every year, architecture students at Auburn design and build inspirational homes and buildings for poor communities located in rural West Alabama. Thanks to an email from a former colleague I was informed that there would be a special tonight airing on PBS entitled Citizen Architect. "Sambo" Mockbee passed away in 2001 but leaves a great legacy to inspire us all.

Here's the trailer to peak your interest!

And some more pictures to give you glimpes of the amazing work done by students that were involved in the Rural Studio. 

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