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Building Dignity

An educational institution that provides essential labor training for newly-arrived immigrants awaiting their legal status of employment, this speculative project challenges a typical building typology in being a regenerative infrastructure, experimenting with the possibility of being self-grown, self-built, and self-sustained with the input of its inhabitants. In training and building collectively, knowledge is shared and practiced on-site while building a cohesive immigrant community. Seeing the architecture manifest becomes a symbol of dignity recognized in the public landscape.