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"The practical foundation that underlies this program is that even the most amazing design solutions need to be supported by a strong business model in order to be implemented and sustainable."

Adlai Wertman, Professor, Marshall School of Business, USC

“We do not design in a vacuum; we design for the world, in the world.”

David Mocarski, Chair, Environmental Design

CITES Project for the U.S. Department of the Interior

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A collaboration with the U.S. Department of Interior to raise awareness and effect policy change regarding illegal trafficking of endangered species in Chile.

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Real Change Movement

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A real-world outreach to create long-term, self-sustaining design solutions to harness the community’s compassion and reduce homelessness in Pasadena.

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The Aquarium of the Pacific: Open Ocean Project

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In the Open Ocean studio, Designmatters students created a public awareness campaign for the Aquarium of the Pacific centered on the topic of ocean exploration.

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