Studio H is an in-school design/build class for 9th-12th grade students. First launched in Bertie County, NC and now based at Realm Charter School in Berkeley, CA, Studio H students apply their core subject learning to design and build audacious and socially transformative projects. Students of Studio H have previously dreamed up, designed, and constructed a 2000-square-foot farmers market pavilion, their own school library, a pop-up park, laser-etched skateboards, sculptural concrete public furniture, roadside farmstands, tiny homes, and more. Through experimentation, non-stop production, tinkering, and a lot of dirt under their fingernails, students develop the creative capital, critical thinking, and citizenship necessary for their own success and for the future of their communities.
Studio H is one of three core programs of the nonprofit Project H Design (our sister programs are Girls Garage, a design and building program for young girls, and Unprofessional Development, a project-based maker workshop series for teachers). The work of Studio H is the subject of the full length documentary If You Build It. Studio H as been supported by the WK Kellogg Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Kendeda Fund, The Autodesk Foundation, Milwaukee Tools, and other generous funders and partners.