The Bridge Studio is an interdisciplinary, upper-level elective studio for undergraduate and graduate students that engages aspects of design practice not typically encountered in design studios while also serving unmet needs of local communities. The goal is to build bridges between education and practice, affordability and sustainability, and architecture and community.
Students work in collaborative teams with interns from local firms, consulting practitioners, and a range of building industry professionals to develop projects for organizations and communities not normally served by the design professions. Integrating environmentally and socially sustainable design within economic realities is the primary mechanism through which this work occurs.
Nadia Anderson, Director
Assistant Professor of Architecture
590 College of Design
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011