Speaker Series: Architectural Survival in an Extreme Environment


Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 7:00pm


Online via Zoom & Facebook Live

Link for More Info


The Yestermorrow Speaker Series is a free offering that has traditionally focused on design/build, craftsmanship, and interesting ideas & concepts related to sustainability. This fall, we are highlighting speakers & organizations that seek to "re-design/build" communities, structures, and systems for the health of people & the planet. Join us Wednesday nights, 7PM EST on Facebook Live or tune in on Zoom.

Use this link to connect on Wednesday night: bit.ly/YM-Fall2020.


This presentation explores the history of architecture in Antarctica as well as how biophilic design is found within structures where nature is often viewed as a negative, dangerous quality to be kept out. Biophilic design was established through observation of experiences that connect users to the natural environment for the benefit of their wellbeing. Through a case study of six buildings spanning the history of human habitation of the southernmost continent, the attributes of biophilic design are analyzed to identify patterns that can aid in the development of architectural interventions in similar extreme environments – like Vermont on a good winter day.

Originally hailing from Vermont, Dr. Hudson is a PhD candidate and teaching fellow at Bond University in Queensland, Australia with a previous Doctor of Architecture (DArch) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her research focuses on the evolution of human behavioral patterns within architectural interventions specific to colder climates. This centers on the concept of biophilic design, ecological architecture, and vernacular building and how these have been employed in locations that range from northern New England to Antarctica.

Fall 2020 Speaker Series
September 23 - Adventures in EcoSocial Design with Jorge Antonio Espinosa
September 30 - Art as Story Through an Indigenous Lens with Judy Dow
October 7 - Rebuilding Baltimore: More Than a House with Shelley Halstead
October 14 - Architectural Survival in an Extreme Environment with Katelyn Hudson
October 21 - DesignBuildBLUFF with Hiroko Yamamoto, Adrienne Caesar, and Perry Martin