Architecture, The Art And Science Of Creating Spaces, Can Impact A Small Community In A Powerful Way. 



The CU Denver Undergraduate Design Build course series focuses on the relationship between service learning, international perspectives and architectural intervention. The students will design a functional community building and fundraise monies for materials for the village of Quebrada Ceiba, Puerto Rico . The building, with input from community leaders, will provide a site for The people in the somewhat mountain terrain have no easy access to a grocery store for produce and dry goods. The other part of their issue is that there is no public transportation to a town with access to a grocery store, also a majority of the citizens do not have a car or type of personal motorized transportation. Our goal is to refurbish and transform an existing community structure that is currently siting vacant and unused into a CoOp community store for the sale of groceries, dry goods, and any other products that would feasible to store and sell.

Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space ... On the one hand it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.
— Zaha Hadid