Facing Immigration and Awareness at the U.S. – Mexico Border
Participating in the Border Awareness Experience program, I met with individuals on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, capturing their stories in a short documentary. The observation style allowed me to hear from asylum seekers and hard-working volunteers in Reynosa, Mexico; Matamoros, Mexico; and Brownsville, Texas. Reynosa is synonymous with drug trafficking, kidnapping, and cartels, making it a dangerous place to be homeless. It’s estimated that nearly 10,000 asylum seekers are living in and around the plaza, waiting to enter the U.S.
This was an emotional, unforgettable, and inspiring experience. My effort to raise border awareness was brought to life when I received DLR Group’s Personal Development Grant in 2020. Created to support the entrepreneurial spirit at the individual level, the firm’s PDG program opens doors for exploration, creativity, innovation, and invention that aren’t tied to day-to-day work.
Opportunities for Equity in Design
We should be designing and building equitable spaces for all, for communities we live in, and minimizing the systematic racism that exists in our nation.
Celebrating our Healthcare Practice
Our clients and business partners help us achieve game-changing design. Together, we reflected on ways we've adapted to the evolving world of healthcare.
AASA National Conference on Education
Don't miss our session, "If Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast, what does Coherence Eat?" with a panel of practitioners sharing new school design research.
Setting the Stage for BDNY and Beyond: Designing a Better Reality
In 72 hours, the team creates a secret garden oasis to New York winter, altering the perception of reality for BDNY attendees.
Sprinting Toward Resilience: DLR Group Wins AIA Phoenix Metro Competition
In November, five DLR Group teammates took top honors at AIA Phoenix Metro’s Imagination Cube Reimagined Design + Making Competition.