Marianne Cusato is the designer of the “Katrina Cottage,” conceived in 2005 as an alternative to the FEMA emergency trailers supplied to survivors of Hurricane Katrina. The Katrina Cottage won a National Design Award in 2006.
In Glimmer: Cusato takes readers through her experience in trying to design alternative housing for Katrina survivors, and also explains why, when it comes to housing, less is more.
Currently working on: Cusato, based in Miami, runs a design/architecture firm that bears her name.
Quote: “People are becoming aware that the way we’ve been living, and the design of our homes, isn’t working anymore. We’re living beyond our means in so many ways.”
Websites: www.MarianneCusato.com, www.cusatocottages.com