September 2018

The Design Process

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
--Written by Becca We’ve now gone through three rounds of design and critique and, as of Wednesday, have presented a “final” (read: still in progress) design for our project! I could share it with you now, but just to build up the suspense, here is a glimpse into the web of some of the main ideas we have been playing around with for...

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A Day at Prickly Mountain

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
--Written by Orly Last Thursday we had the pleasure of touring some private homes at Vermont’s revered Prickly Mountain. Prickly Mountain is relevant to our program as a critical piece of Yestermorrow’s history; the 450 acre site is the birth place of Vermont’s design/build movement. In 1964 three renegade Yale Architecture students...

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The Night Before a Studio Review

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
--written by Hannah Well guys it’s the end of week 4 and we have finished our second round of design critiques. We were able to successfully present our two designs to our clients and a panel of architects. We learned a lot about the design process and also that maybe spending 19+ hours in studio in one day might not be the best for...

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Surveying the Site

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
This past week we took the next step in developing our project: surveying the site. This was a new experience for all of us and we certainly had a lot to learn, so before heading to Montpelier we took some time in studio to plan our approach. We discussed what needed to happen to get an accurate map of the site and decided which one of us...

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Semester in Sustainable Design/Build "Chateau"

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
Five of the seven Yestermester students live off campus. Our beloved “chateau” is located 8 minutes up route 100 and up a steep dirt road that’s kept all of us from biking anywhere. The chateau is a circa 1974 ski house. From the outside, it’s a cookie-cutter swiss chalet. On the inside, it’s something between a vintage ski museum...

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Speaker Series: Landscapes for Change

By Sophi Veltrop, Campus Experience Intern
We're taking the show on the road! Join us in Montpelier at the North Branch Nature Center on Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Learn about designing landscapes and public spaces to create positive change for both people and nature. Scott Bishop, of Northeastern University and Bishop Land...

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Semester in Sustainable Design - Project Introduction

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
Yesterday brought our first official sit-down with our clients Ben and Ellen. Although we spent multiple sessions brainstorming and refining questions for the event, the actual conversation flowed naturally and felt particularly warm. Ellen describes Ben as “a natural teacher” and herself as “a natural encourager,” making the couple a...

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