Bryan Bell is co-founder of Design Corps in Raleigh, N.C., As architect and activist, Bell is part of a growing movement of practitioners who bring a social mission to architecture by working with communities and populations that do not traditionally have access to architects. The goal of this movement is to make custom design both affordable and culturally expressive for these groups.
Bell’s projects have included innovative solutions and designs for migrant worker housing in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Metropolis Magazine, Home and Garden Television, Biography and Hope magazine. Bell is the editor of Good Deeds, Good Design: Community Service through Architecture, a collection of essays by architects working in the non-profit sector that was released by the Princeton Architectural Press in 2003.