City Building Lab director receives NEA grant

Nadia Anderson
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Nadia Anderson, director of the City Building Lab, has been approved for $25,000 “Grants for Arts Projects” award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support neighborhood visioning workshops to address housing, transportation, and public space. Through this community-engaged design project, City Building Lab will partner with communities of color to envision inclusive neighborhood futures.

Anderson’s research, teaching, and practice focus on publicly-engaged design as a vehicle for social empowerment and environmental resilience. The City Building Lab is the community-engaged research arm of the School of Architecture, through which faculty and students engage with communities, particularly those most often overlooked in design and community planning processes, to realize built environments that use design tools to embody the knowledge, values, and aspirations of local people.

Read more on the College of Arts + Architecture website.