girls at construction site in over the rhine
students at over the rhine
john blake instructing students at over the rhine
construction at over the rhine
project model at over the rhine
construction plans


Two semester programs are offered in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. 

Over-the-Rhine Residency (open to all majors)

The residency program is open to all majors and focuses on community-engaged learning. The program integrates academics and cultural immersion, so students live and work in a “school of social life.” Students enroll in a full course load that includes service-learning. Architecture and interior design students are involved in design-build projects, while other majors work in community organizations for the under-served.

Over-the-Rhine Atelier (architecture majors)

Next offering: Winter 2017

The Atelier is a collaboration between Miami University’s Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine, CR Architecture + Design, and community-based organizations (typically a non-profit dedicated to low-income housing). Students live in OTR and work in CR’s offices. Their community-based projects benefit from having client, faculty, and professional input on design, as well as having access to CR’s resources.


John Blake, 513-330-1712
Thomas A. Dutton, 513-529-6445