Yestermorrow Blog

Life advice from the clients: Ellen and Ben

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
Written by Natalie: If you haven’t read much about our clients yet in the blog posts, you are about to glean a sliver of the plethora of wisdom they have bestowed upon us. What you are about to read are the favorite words-of-wisdom each student has taken away from Ben and Ellen over our 3-4 meetings/dinners. Hannah: Scene: After...

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Speaker Series: Living Roofs

By Sophi Veltrop, Student Services Coordinator

On October 10, join Yestermorrow Design/Build School and Beth Haggart, certified green roof professional, to learn about the history, design, and construction of living roofs. Green and living roofs filter pollutants out of rainwater and slow runoff; reduce energy costs by providing natural insulation and cooling; and create natural habitats that attract pollinators and birds.

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The Design Process

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
--Written by Becca We’ve now gone through three rounds of design and critique and, as of Wednesday, have presented a “final” (read: still in progress) design for our project! I could share it with you now, but just to build up the suspense, here is a glimpse into the web of some of the main ideas we have been playing around with for the...

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A Day at Prickly Mountain

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
--Written by Orly Last Thursday we had the pleasure of touring some private homes at Vermont’s revered Prickly Mountain. Prickly Mountain is relevant to our program as a critical piece of Yestermorrow’s history; the 450 acre site is the birth place of Vermont’s design/build movement. In 1964 three renegade Yale Architecture students...

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The Night Before a Studio Review

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
--written by Hannah Well guys it’s the end of week 4 and we have finished our second round of design critiques. We were able to successfully present our two designs to our clients and a panel of architects. We learned a lot about the design process and also that maybe spending 19+ hours in studio in one day might not be the best for our...

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