Founder of Design Corps
Bryan Bell has thirty years of experience in public interest design. In 1985, Bell worked as Project Director in the office of Samuel Mockbee on three houses for rural families in Mississippi. The project received a 1986 Progressive Architecture First Award. Bell founded the non-profit organization Design Corps in 1991 “to provide the benefits of design for the 98% without architects.” Bell’s current work includes Public Interest Design and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) which Bell co-founded. This work was supported by the FAIA Latrobe Prize and through a Harvard Loeb Fellowship.
Bell has published three books in the field, organizes the Public Interest Design Institute and the Structures for Inclusion conference series. He was awarded a National AIA Award and was a National Design Award Finalist. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale and the Smithsonian National Design Museum. He holds degrees from Princeton and Yale. He is an Associate Professor at the College of Design, NC State University.