Our faculty has a long–standing reputation for instilling an ethic of stewardship and preservation for the built environment in the students we teach. For us, design and planning are not separate from preservation and sustainability. Creative design and innovative stewardship are tied both to responsible management of our common natural and cultural resources and to regeneration of the designed places we call home–our buildings, our cities and our countrysides.
These values and their related practices are manifest in numerous cross–disciplinary teaching initiatives and research projects exploring the intersection of sustainability and preservation. We seek to find new points of connection between sustainability and preservation by defining them as cultural values that undergird design and planning, and by locating them along a continuum of values, and concerns, that span the ecological and historical.
Selected Research Projects
- Phoebe Crisman + Sanda Iliescu — Sixteen Silos, Three Yellow Kites
- Phoebe Crisman — Sites Out of Mind
- John Quale — ecoMOD XS: Sustainable, Affordable, Prefab Housing for Aging in Place
- John Quale — ecoREMOD1