community impact

Welcoming our 2020 Interns!

By Rachel Wylie, Student Services Coordinator
Our 2020 interns are here! We are so excited to have them on the team - get to know them below. Sara Duesterhoeft​ Design/Build Intern Sara originally hails from Madison, Wisconsin and graduated from UW Madison with a degree in Religious Studies and Education. While at UW, she worked with the international student...

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Miriam Gee and Steve Badanes: Community Design/Build Pioneers

By Chrissy Bellmyer, Outreach + Enrollment Director
In 2010, Steve Badanes - a Yestermorrow Instructor and Architecture Professor at the University of Washington (UW) -  received an interesting phone call while in his woodshop on Whidbey Island, Washington. It was from Miriam Gee, a young architect living in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Inspired by the documentary “Citizen Architect,” a film...

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Guertin Park, Montpelier VT

By Chrissy Bellmyer, Outreach + Enrollment Director

In the middle of downtown Montpelier, right on the Winooski River and only a stone’s throw from the State House, is a strange 9’ by 26’ bump jutting from the bike path. It’s an empty, flat, unremarkable piece of pavement and fence that thousands of eyes scan over every day. Hundreds of legs walk and ride past. There’s nothing to see, and nothing there. But in a few weeks, there will be.

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