Bryan Bell is a design activist, advocating for proactive design in the public interest. He is the Executive Director of Design Corps, a non-profit organization he founded in 1991 “to provide the benefits of architecture to those traditionally un-served by the profession.” At Design Corps he started an AmeriCorps program that trains rising designers to serve communities.
His effort to share best community-based practices with the newest generation of architects led to an annual conference called Structures for Inclusion, now in its tenth year. Selected presentations from the conference have been collected in two publications which he edited: Expanding Architecture, Design as Activism and Good Deeds Good Design, Community Service through Architecture.
As a Loeb Fellow, Bryan continued to research and document design projects that address the critical issues faced in the world today.