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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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Yestermorrow Partners with NESEA to Offer Online Courses

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
We're excited to announce a new partnership with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) to offer online curriculum through their BuildingEnergy Masters Series courses. With a platform powered by HeatSpring, the Masters Series gives you access to the masters of building science, on your own time, from your own location. Through...

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Yestermorrow Design Colloquium: Design Discourse for Everyone

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
On Saturday, July 18, 2015 Yestermorrow held a Design Colloquium as part of its 35th Anniversary celebration. Moderated by Yestermorrow founder John Connell, the panel included John Anderson, Sibyl Harwood, Sylvia Smith, and Ted Montgomery. The goal of the panel was to "create a vocabulary and/or grammar for people not professionally trained in...

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