public interest design/build

Miriam Gee and Steve Badanes: Community Design/Build Pioneers

By Chrissy Bellmyer, Student Services Coordinator
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, Student Services Coordinator

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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Public Interest D/B Q&A with Sierra Rothberg

By Chrissy Bellmyer, Student Services Coordinator
Who are you? What’s your background? I’m an art teacher by training, but I’ve got my hands in a lot of different things. I do a lot of grassroots community organizing. I grew up with an electrician as a father, so there was a lot of tinkering in my life. After college, I signed up for a grad program in Boston, and a few weeks prior...

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