Semester in Sustainable Design/Build

Semester in Sustainable Design - Progress Report

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
-Written by Shannon November 26th. Two weeks to go. Time is running low but with things moving so fast let’s take a look back at how we got here. After completing the floor in mid-October we’ve been moving quickly. The next step was raising the south wall, which we framed out of 2x6s and a strong header since it will be holding a...

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Semester in Sustainable Design/Build - Snowmen

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
Sustainable Snowmen
-Written by Jacob   We use only natural and salvaged materials in the making of our snowmen. They each reflect the natural climate they’re built in; contracting in warm weather and hardening under cool temperatures. Our sustainable snowmen leave no trace on the land, are 100% compostable, and indeed disappear entirely at Winter...

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Semester in Sustainable Design - Video Edit

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
We had the opportunity to spend the full week building on the site and it’s been incredible! We put a lot of the pieces together beforehand (this process is called prefabrication or prefab for short) so things went together pretty quickly! We’ve had some rain, some cold, and some sweet fall sun to make for an overall beautiful leaf peeping...

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Semester in Sustainable Design - Beginning Construction

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
Semester Program Begins Construction
--Written by Hannah We have finally begun construction on our project! We started in our tent on the yestermorrow campus. Here we made about six sections of the floor that were each about 4’x12’ that we could then place together on site. We then loaded these into the truck and headed out to the site! On the site we had more...

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