Jake Mcintire MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

UNION Industrial Coworking: Coming Together to MAKE change in Ogden, Utah

This thesis follows and accounts the development of UNION as a strategy that uses techniques of neighborhood renewal, cultural entrepreneurship, real-estate development, and collaborative relationships to cultivate a creative economy and catalyze change in Ogden, Utah. These techniques are discussed through their background and use to provide precedents and insights. This thesis describes the design, early-stage implementation, and growth strategies of UNION, an industrial coworking space. UNION is purposefully leveraging entrepreneurship, architecture, collaboration, and stakeholder-centered design to stimulate social, cultural, and economic development. The City Transformation Model developed for this thesis explains the dynamic and transformative nature of urban environments and serves as a platform for understanding opportunities for engagement. The Reflection and Strategies Used sections toward the conclusion of this thesis is a personal account of what it has been like to utilize Collaborative Design techniques in a large-scale multi-stakeholder engagement—including best practices, challenges, and a synthesis of insights.

Alicia Navarrette MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jake Mcintire MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jessica Stein MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jessica Riehl MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Olivia Guethling CD MFA Practicum 2015

Crystal Rome MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Emilie Skytta MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Peter Tichnell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Jacob Richardson MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Katie Mays CD MFA Practicum Spring 2013

Emma Conley CD MFA Practicum Spring 2013

Shannon Paine MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Melody Rowell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Luke Zimmerman MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Matthew McCasland MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Asa Wright MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Colin Cheong MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Celina Coppetti Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Joel Newman Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Michelle Vorce Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Amanda Schurr Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Kailey Fry MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Alicia DeMellier MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2018

Katherine Mitchell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2018