JP Reuer

Design-Build Students Transform Juvenile Detention Center

First year students design and build the first phase of a literacy center in Portland’s Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center.

Design educators and practitioners routinely assert, with remarkable assurance, that design thinking strategies can deliver the “game-changing” ideas needed to address the critical problems of our times. Frequently, it seems, we fall in love with the promise(s) of these ideas – and the god-like power their creation conveys – and are less committed to following through with the same degree…