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2020 Semester Design/Build - Week 5

By Eva Hogue, Semester Program Teaching Assistant
Written by: Norberto Lopez & Aidan Levesque Monday Following last week’s critique, we eagerly got back to it - conceptualizing a new iteration based on our design’s strongest features and new insights brought to light by our knowledgeable critics last week, Mac, Johno, & Britton. Working as a whole we defined what...

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2020 Semester Design/Build - Week 2

By Eva Hogue, Semester Program Teaching Assistant
Hi all, welcome to our second blog post for the Yestermorrow Semester Program of Fall 2020! Although this year has brought many new challenges in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, those involved in the Semester Program this Fall are both excited and thankful for our unique and safe situation at Yestermorrow, where we have an in-person learning...

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Myths and Magic Surrounding the PreFab Boom

By John Connell, Board Member
Photo Credit: prefab2morrow.com

Though currently the darling of residential design & construction media, prefab is much more than a passing fashion. Prefab is here to stay. Doubt it? Just consider today’s door or window products. Only a generation ago these items were hand-built on site. And similar transformations have taken place with kitchen cabinets, fireplaces, flooring, tile, shower bases, stairs (circular and conventional), roof hatches, chimneys…..these site fabricated building parts are now mostly made in factories. We even have custom pre-cast foundations delivered to the site (Superior Wall Inc.).

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