About DesignBuildXchange


The DesignBuildXchange fosters multinational cooperation and promotes research related to DesignBuild activities. DesignBuild takes students from their studio desks into the physical world of human interactions, allowing them to be physically involved in the materialization of their designs for the common good. The dbXchange.eu web platform provides tools for communication, collaboration and the exchange of scientific, practice related, socially relevant, sustainable and interdisciplinary knowledge.

The network aims to become a lively and growing association, representing DesignBuild initiatives at Institutes of Higher Education and providing a corporate identity towards national and international institutions.

designbuildXchange is a network and an online platform dedicated to all stakeholders involved in academic DesignBuild projects

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Exhibition Curated Works

Thin and tall pillars outside of Auraria Bike Pavilions

Photo Credit: Jesse Kuroiwa

Auraria Bike Pavilions

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Bilding with lights on at night

Photo Credit: Günter R.Wett


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People walking into a large open building

Photo Credit: Santiago Oviedo

Chamanga Cultural Center

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School built in a rural area

Photo Credit: ISAU/PBSA/RWTH

Ecole Primaire Santiguyah

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Exterior view of the Infozentrale

Photo Credit: Leon Klassen

Infozentrale auf dem Vollgut

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Empty white hallway with an island in the center

Photo Credit: Markus Fattinger

Oben Auf / Bed and Breakfast

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The DesignBuildXchange

The DesignBuildXchange platform connects professional education with practice, scientific research and social engagement. This open access platform provides tools for communication, collaboration and the exchange of knowledge offered by its members. We welcome students, professionals, teachers, organizations, clients and donors to participate.

  • confront issues of cultural acceptance, aesthetics, appropriateness and social engagement, increasing students’ awareness of the economic, social and cultural implications of creating built environments
  • engage in interdisciplinary collaborations between architects, landscape architects, construction engineers, sociologists and other disciplines
  • experience some of the greatest challenges of creating and realizing built environments
  • get involved in construction and production, cooperating with experts, craftsmen and the building industry

Founding networks

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Live Projects Network

an online resource to share practice and connect students, educators, clients, practitioners and researchers involved in live projects

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Pacific Rim Community Design Network

provides a vehicle for collaboration and mutual support for a comparative understanding of community design in the fast-changing political and social context of the Pacific Rim

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SEED Network

a principle-based network that promotes and celebrates the idea that design matters and all people can shape their world for the better through design

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