Lian (Harvard GSD M.Arch.I)

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    Yestermorrow Design/Build for Public Interest

    By Lian Chikako Chang
    Apr 23, '14 9:50 AM EST

    Hello Archinect,

    This is a throwback to 2007 for me, when I attended the two week design/build course led by Jersey Devil co-founders Steve Badanes and Jim Adamson, along with New York-based architect Bill Bialosky. I had the pleasure of seeing Steve at our ACSA Annual Conference in Miami a couple weeks ago and he reminded me that his Yestermorrow course, which starts on August 3, is currently open for registration. 

    Here are a few images from past years' courses. In my year, we designed and built a portable fruit stand for Shelburne Farms in Vermont, a nonprofit educational farm that you can visit, to stroll its walking trails, observe and take part in farm life, and pet the fuzzies. Our fruit stand was smaller than most of the projects here but it had the added constraint of being easily portable along Vermont's sometimes-bumpy roads for regular farmer's market events. The course is an amazing way to spend part of the summer, so I wanted to let you know in case you're thinking about putting in some time at Yestermorrow's bucolic Vermont campus.

    Farmers’ market bandstand, Waitfield VT

    The Bandstand...

    Story time structure, Magic Mt. Day Care, So. Royalton VT

    The Story time structure...

    Trail shelter--Mad River Path, Warren VT

    School bus stop shelter, Warren VT

    Rocket at Verdmont Traler Park, Waitsfield VT

    Wish this were my cabin! Mobile writers’ studio, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne VT

    Bridge to Deane Nature Preserve, Poultney VT

    Pedestrian bridge

    Trailhead kiosk delivery, Warren VT

    Trailhead Kiosk...


    Thanks for reading!


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This blog was most active from 2009-2013. Writing about my experiences and life at Harvard GSD started out as a way for me to process my experiences as an M.Arch.I student, and evolved into a record of the intellectual and cultural life of the Cambridge architecture (and to a lesser extent, design/technology) community, through live-blogs. These days, I work as a data storyteller (and blogger at in San Francisco, and still post here once in a while.

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