M-PAD: Build Boston Student Housing Competition

The Cost of Living:

Boston is on par with San Francisco and New York as the most expensive cities to live in across the United States, and with housing prices grossly stripping income levels, is one of the hardest cities for a person to own equity.

The Pre-Fab Approach:

Pre-fabrication challenges designers to simplify their designs and really focus on solving small problems very creatively. It promotes working with proportions, scale, material qualities, and surfaces in a ways that reflect social consciousness. Factors such as ease of assembly, air circulation, cooling & insulation, simple connections, & a limited number of moving parts generates design of fundamental principles while always looking forward to new technologies how things could be better.

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  • 14.Dec
  • O Z I I O presents parklets @ Livable Streets
  • This past Tuesday O Z I I O co-founder Justin Viglianti spoke to transportation advocates on the benefits of neighborhood driven street design at the Livable Streets 2nd annual 10in1 series. Justin along with 9 other planning and design professionals presented their recent work to promote safer and more livable streets. The O Z I [...]


O Z I I O is a Boston based design collaborative re-awakening the potential of design in everyday life. We believe that design is inspired by the people and places that make the built environment a unique and rich database of ideas. Our mission is to transform those ideas into informative, creative, and provocative designs that are considered integral pieces of the urban landscape.





design / build

graphics / branding

planning + urbanism


Justin Viglianti
Designer PM

Andres Bernal
Designer LEED AP

Alfredo Rico-Dimas
Graphic Designer



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info [at] oziio [dot] com