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Matt Wolpe: Combining Design/Build and Social Justice

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
Bronx urban farm

Matt Wolpe, co-owner of Just Fine Design/Build in Oakland, CA, finished his Yestermorrow internship—an intensive six-month “work and learn” experience—in 2008. That experience allowed Matt to complete a selection of courses that have made him “able to carve out a satisfyingly wacky niche of work that would not have been possible without the springboard of Yestermorrow.” Since leaving Yestermorrow, matt has worked to combine his design/build interests with education and social justice.

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Design Blog- Guest Post by John Connell

By John Connell, Board Member
  The following is the first in what we hope will be a series of guest blog posts from members of the Yestermorrow community on topics related to design thinking. Yestermorrow Design Blog Trying to invigorate the design conversation at Yestermorrow, I’m constantly challenged by...

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Megan McNally: Building an Artisan Incubator and Creative Community Space

By Dan Eckstein, Curriculum Director
Megan McNally at The Foundry

Megan McNally, a Yestermorrow graduate, returned home to Buffalo, NY to launch Rusted Grain, a woodworking collaborative focused on the reuse of salvaged wood from local deconstruction projects. Drawing on her past experiences in start-up support and understanding the need for tool access in a depressed economy, Megan also co-founded The Foundry, a warehouse turned shop space for artisans, tradespeople, and small businesses.

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Yestermorrow hosts AIA Vermont’s ‘Archistream’

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
For the next two weeks, there is a new addition to the Yestermorrow Campus. The renovated Airstream trailer parked in front of our main building is a Mobile Design Gallery and Education Center.AIA Vermont has created this mobile architecture classroom to spread awareness of green ecological design around Vermont.  They call the trailer the '...

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Tackling Efficiency at Yestermorrow

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
When I give tours of the Yestermorrow campus, frequently I end up telling folks we have many components of a high performance building. But one of the challenges of working to renovate and retrofit an existing building (originally a hotel built in 1960) in phases over time is that often you don't get a chance to look at the larger picture of...

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