Partnership for Sustainable Development awarded SBA grant for "Box office complex"
Excerpt from the story on www.risd.edu
A collaborative triad between RISD, Brown University and a team of RISD alumni has designers and architects thinking outside the box. Or, in this case, redesigning the box entirely.
The three partners have teamed up to design and potentially commercialize an off-the-grid, sustainable and energy-efficient home built from creatively repurposed shipping containers. At an event held last week at RISD, RI Senator Jack Reed announced that the Partnership for Sustainable Development had been awarded a $150,000 federal grant from the Small Business Administration to further develop the idea and explore its potential. Reed lauded the project as “elegant and cost-effective” and noted that the collaboration has strong potential not only to create jobs, but also to respond to long-term housing needs and provide disaster assistance around the globe.