French & Michigan's first residency program, nicknamed Maxwell House, is designed to allow architecture graduate students a shared living space in an active urban neighborhood while contributing and interacting within a small creative community known as the Compound in the Southtown neighborhood of San Antonio. A collection of five duplexes owned and sustained by Mike Casey, the Compound has long functioned as residences, studios, galleries, and community spaces.
Maxwell House is a three bedroom, two bath residency with a kitchen, library, and gallery. The space houses three graduate students each year at below market rate rent. Requirements for residency include graduate level enrollment in the architecture program at The University of Texas at San Antonio, stewardship of the house and landscape, and a desire to support other artists living in the Compound. This program provides an opportunity to apply knowledge learned in school to direct engagement with other students, artists, and the community.
Maxwell House is a collaboration between Compound owner Mike Casey and multidisciplinary studio French & Michigan. Maxwell House invites current or incoming UTSA architecture graduate students to apply for the 2016-2017 academic year. Residency applicants are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
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