Studio Work

The Option Studios, led jointly by Prof. Diane Davis and Jose Castillo, place students in the center of the debate about social housing design and affordability in Mexico. By immersing themselves in diverse parts of the country with markedly different housing dynamics, students from a wide range of disciplines grapple with the need to bridge housing supply and affordability with goals of densification, job creation, and economic growth. Student work considers new paradigms to address housing abandonment, develop in industrial areas, and advance mixed-use developments.