semester program

Semester in Sustainable Design/Build "Chateau"

By Madi Visser, Semester Program Teaching Assistant
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 and a...

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Claire Adams: On the right path

By Dan Eckstein, Curriculum Director

Growing up in Manhattan, Claire Adams has always had a fascination with buildings and urban spaces. The juxtaposition of old versus new, of density versus public space. Her high school sat on the artificial landscape of Battery Park City, literally reclaimed from the Hudson River; yet the historic neighborhoods of Soho and Chinatown were a short walk away. This interest led her to formal academic studies in landscape history, urban studies, and landscape architecture at Smith College, which has proved fulfilling to a point. But she was nagged by an intrigue in how those buildings and spaces were created – a desire to participate in the actual experience of ‘making.’ She tracked down and enrolled in Yestermorrow’s Semester in Sustainable Design/Build during her junior year. It offered the opportunity to get the hard skills she sought, while still allowing her to earn academic credit toward her degree.

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Semester Program Tiny House

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
For the past 14 weeks the twelve students enrolled in the Semester in Sustainable Design/Build have been hard at work, designing and building an innovative tiny house on wheels! Check out their progress with the slideshow below and the website they created at: us Friday, December 9th for the public debut of the...

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