Wes and his students studied leftover people, spaces and materials in local and national settings. They studied the homeless in Indianapolis and the “Borderlands” between San Diego and Mexicali. Consulting with leading thinkers nationwide, they produced an installation at the Dean Johnson Gallery in downtown Indianapolis which provided the occasion for three subsequent public forums addressing issues of homelessness, shelter and waste. The installation will then also travel to galleries and events across the nation. Additionally, the seminar volunteered at Second Helpings, and worked with several non-profit organizations concerned with homelessness in Indianapolis.

Wes Janz, Assoc. Prof. of Architecture, Post-professional Master of Architecture II program Director, and CapAsia field study program Co-director teaches design studios focusing on leftover people, spaces, and materials. Work with his collaborators received American Institute of Architects awards, Indiana and Indianapolis chapters, in 2000 and 2003.

CLASS MEMBERS (front row, L to R) L-R, front row: Tara Sumrall, Mona Luxion, Katie Peterson; Row two: Robert Miller, Travis Shiverdecker, Amanda Pagel, Nicole Holt, Megan Leder, Wes Janz, Diana Short, Katherine (Kat) Townsend, Adam Pruden, Matthew Goyak, Breanna Gary.