The Undergraduate Semester in Sustainable Design/Build at Yestermorrow will immerse up to 16 students in the hands-on collaborative process of designing and building an architecturally innovative high performance building. Under the guidance of Yestermorrow’s expert faculty, students explore the theory of sustainable design and acquire and apply the technical skills required to turn a carefully considered design into a successful structure.
The semester’s interdisciplinary and experiential curriculum will cover topics from aesthetics, to ecology, to affordability. Students live and work near the vibrant Yestermorrow campus and community in the scenic Mad River Valley, home to a rich legacy of architectural experimentation, sustainable enterprise development, and progressive environmental initiatives. The semester program offers highly motivated undergraduates an opportunity to learn and define what sustainability really means and looks like in practice.