Making Room has spread outside of New York City over the last few years, including inspiring a new graduate research + design studio at the Georgia Tech School of Architecture entitled 21st Century Housing: Making Room in the Contemporary City.

As a part of that innovative studio, Sarah Watson of CHPC was invited to visit Dwell on Design LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center where the Georgia Tech team were showcasing the students work, announcing the winner of best design over the last year, and taking part in an onstage program to discuss the Making Room inspiration behind the studio, along with sponsors Resource Furniture and Architecture for Humanity.

Dwell on Design LA is America’s largest design event, with three days of exhibitions, education, technologies, onstage programs, speakers, and more than 2,000 companies specializing in furnishings and products that relate to design.

The Resource Furniture booth was predictably popular among expo visiters – attracting large crowds who were fascinated by the cutting-edge transformable furniture. But the Georgia Tech booth also had exceedingly high traffic throughout the event with hundreds of visitors interested in the details of the students’ work and their unique, fresh takes on housing design for our 21st century urban populations.

We were very happy to be there to experience the ripple effects of Making Room – and to see the great presentation by Stephen Taul of Georgia Tech, Lisa Blecker of Resource Furniture and Alix Ogilvie of Architecture for Humanity discussing this innovative design + research studio and announcing the student winner, Madona Kumar.