MEDIA ADVISORY: A tiny house to help L.A.’s homeless

June 21, 2017

USC architecture students are building a tiny house in just four days at Dwell on Design, the annual Los Angeles exposition for modern design. These movable, flexible micro houses can be part of the solution to homelessness. The house will be raffled to benefit homeless women.

*RSVP to Ron Mackovich at (213) 810-8583 or

WHAT: A tiny house, built piece by piece with materials easily found on the streets of L.A. Small shelters can be part of the effort to house 58,000 homeless people in Los Angeles County. USC is committed to confronting the most complex challenges of the 21st Century, including homelessness.

WHEN: Sunday, June 25, 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.*

WHERE: L.A. Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015. Exhibit space 2846

WHO: Students from the Madworkshop Homeless Studio at USC School of Architecture, along with:

· Sofia Borges, USC School of Architecture lecturer, designer and writer
· R. Scott Mitchell, USC School of Architecture assistant professor of practice
· Artist Gregory Kloehn, Homeless Homes Project

· Odds and ends found on LA streets incorporated as building materials for temporary housing
· Architecture students racing to finish building the house by noon Sunday
· A one-of-a-kind house, about 92 square feet, that merges design, architecture and resourcefulness to creatively address a critical issue

The finishing touches, completed house, raffle and interviews will be held Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Construction of the house also may be viewed in progress during Dwell on Design exhibit hours, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday, June 23 and during the same hours on Saturday, June 24. Interested media are asked to RSVP and register to attend Dwell on Design.

Photo: Brandon Friend-Solis

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