MUCCE Presents: The Design-Build Studio

Using Tom Dutton's groundbreaking model of collaborative community engagement and place-based education, the Miami University Center for Community Engagement continues to forge opportunities for learning in cross-disciplinary and inter-cultural experiences two decades later.  This series of 20th Anniversary online events celebrate our many programs and collaborations between the community, faculty, and students.

This is how it all started – Miami architecture and interior design students re-activating underutilized spaces in Over-the-Rhine for community benefit.  Jennifer Summers and Mary Burke Rivers, directors of community partner agencies that have frequently collaborated with the Design-Build Studio, will discuss the range of projects accomplished and talk about future initiatives.  

Panel Guests:

  • Mary Burke Rivers, Executive Director, Over-the-Rhine Community Housing (OTRCH)
  • Jennifer Summers, Executive Director, Peaslee Neighborhood Center
  • John Blake, Miami University Cincinnati Professor of Engagement, Director, Miami University Center for Community Engagement

This event is open to all and free to watch online, but registration is required.  If you have questions, please reach out to Mollie Young at

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