Project Overview

The 2015 DesignBuild Studio was led by instructors Luke W. Perry and Miriam Gee, designers, architects, and builders with over 18 years combined experience.

Over 10 weeks, our students worked with the LEAF Schools & Streets program to explore how design can address public space in the form of a mobile performing arts lab. The lab incorporated a mobile stage that can accommodate community arts performances, host events, and promote art education for youth in Asheville. DesignBuild students defined, generated, and explored conceptual solutions while integrating technical, financial, legal, and social constraints to complete what has been dubbed U-LEAF.

To learn more, check out our AVL DesignBuild blog.

LEAF Schools & Streets inspires students to find and develop their artistic voice while supporting healthy youth development. As an arts education program, LEAF Schools & Streets matches artists with youth in schools and communities for residencies, interactive performances and mentoring that includes empowering performance opportunities for youth (at LEAF Festival, and beyond!).