Bee & Bee PDX student project chosen as finalist for Fast Company's World Changing Ideas Awards 2021!

May 08, 2021

MFA Collaborative Design + MA Design Systems student project Bee & Bee PDX chosen as finalist for Fast Company's World Changing Ideas Awards 2021! Led by faculty member Skye Moret, students in the CD/DS program collaborated with Ivy Chuang, founder of Blendily, to create a honeybee habitat that would both be beneficial for the bees who make the hive their home and also benefit Blendily by supporting pollination of their botanical garden and production of honey to harvest for their organic skincare products. The students engaged in extensive research, ideation, prototyping, testing and ultimately building the working bee habitat. Through collaboration and time spent learning about real beekeeping in the field, the students produced an impressive habitat that considers the needs and experience of both the client and our ecosystem. A huge congratulations to our students, Humaira Tasneem, SJ Bowden, Sam Caruthers-Knight, Jake Crahan, and Jono Melamed on their winning design!