URBANFRAME is made possible by the efforts of a great many people committed to youth development, community based learning, and to finding imaginative solutions urban challenges globally. Through research grants, individual donations, project fees, and the generosity of numerous volunteers, we have developed a broadly beneficial model of service learning. We are particularly grateful to, Professor Lawrence Sass for championing this work and to MIT's School of Architecture for generously providing the facilities for the summer design/build program as part of its commitment to youth development and urban research.
Daniel Hewett, AIA LEED, Founder & Director
Daniel Hewett is an architect and teacher. He founded URBANFRAME to give young people opportunities to design and build architecture in response to needs within their communities.
He teaches architecture and landscape architecture at The Rhode Island School of Design, Northeastern University, and lectures in the Special Program on Urban and Regional Studies at MIT. His current research examines the architectural potential of infrastructure.
Daniel received his MArch from Rice University. He serves as a critic on juries in the US and abroad.
Graduate Teaching Fellows
Jake Sippy (Harvard- Landscape), Cynthia Delhavi, (Harvard-Landscape), Alper Besen, (RISD,-Interior Architecture) Nate Kauffman (Berkeley- Landscape), Thomas Allen (Columbia, Architecture)
Staff, Fellows, and Volunteers 2009-2017
Meena Sonea Hewett
Youth Design Build Team, 2009 - 2017
Jia Xuan Lim