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Rural Studio – The Front Porch Initiative
January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm$10
1 HSW Pending
Join us Thursday, January 20, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM via Zoom for a presentation by Mackenzie Stagg.
$10 | All donations will benefit the ACFA Scholarship Program.
Mackenzie Stagg is an Assistant Research Professor in Auburn University’s School of Architecture and manages Rural Studio’s Front Porch Initiative. Established in 1993, Rural Studio gives architecture students a hands-on educational experience while assisting the undeserved communities of Alabama’s Black Belt region. A graduate of Auburn University, Mackenzie has collaborated with Rural Studio in a variety of capacities over the course of the last fifteen years: first as a student, then as outreach instructor, and now as a research professor. Through Rural Studio, Mackenzie has taken part in the design and construction of ten homes as well as several community-centered projects. Her work on the Front Porch Initiative aims to utilize student research on the development of small, high-performing home designs to cultivate a scalable, sustainable, and resilient process for delivering homes in undeserved communities. Mackenzie’s work at Rural Studio has been intertwined with design work at organizations in Birmingham, AL; Christiansburg, VA; and – most recently – New Orleans, LA.