Talor Stewart attended Yestermorrow in 1998 as a student in a course called Design Build of Sustainable Structures with Steve Badanes and Bill Bialosky. In the 20 years since his course, his career has grown and evolved. Talor studied Architecture at the Boston Architectural College and Landscape Design History at the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard. An award-winning designer, his work has been recognized for contributions in the Intentional Community, Green Design, and Conscious Design spaces. He provides design services to clients throughout the United States and select places internationally. As an architect, project manager, and design consultant, Talor has worked on single and multi-family homes and communities for people who live a conscious lifestyle. He works with individuals to help them shape their outer environment in a way that reflects and supports their personal choices and lifestyle goals. Combining the best of East and West, he applies the practical science of architecture and construction while incorporating the eastern arts of Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra to design spaces well suited for intentional living. He recently wrote a book called Conscious Home Design. It’s a book about looking deeply at the things that really make life meaningful - relationships, health, creativity, feeling connected to our sense of purpose. He recently gave us an update on his book and what he's been up to.
For years, Lindley Brainard had dreamed of becoming a furniture maker, but struggled to find a way into the field. One day in 2010 she realized that she had flagged five different emails from Yestermorrow, advertising its first-ever Woodworking Certificate 12-week intensive course, to be read later.
Helmi Hunin ’16 is one of several Conway alums who have taken advantage of a partnership between Conway and the Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, VT, that includes a Conway scholarship for Yestermorrow graduates, and discounts on Yestermorrow courses for Conway alums. Here, she shares some reflections on attending both institutions. All photos, including the image from Yestermorrow above, are credited Helmi Hunin and should not be reused without permission of the author. This guest blogpost was originally featured on December 1, 2016 on the Conway School's blog.