Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, Vermont offers over 80 hands-on courses per year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft and offers a variety of courses concentrating in sustainable design. Now in its 35th year, Yestermorrow is one of the only design/build schools in the country, teaching both design and construction skills. Our hands-on 1-day to 3-week workshops, certificate programs and semester programs are taught by top architects, builders, and craftspeople from across the country. For people of all ages and experience levels, from novice to professional.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Congrats to the Treehouse Crew

Friday marked the grand opening of the handicapped-accessible treehouse at Nay Aug Park in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Designed and led by Yestermorrow instructor Eyrich Stauffer, the building crew included former Yestermorrow interns Nadia Khan, Christian "Cowboy" Peterson, Jon Mingle, Nick Donowitz, Lauren Faulkner-Duncan and Peter Buley as well as YM alumni Andy Felice and Chris Casey. The Scranton treehouse marks the 14th treehouse completed by Forever Young Treehouses, an organization which has worked in close collaboration with Yestermorrow since its inception.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

New Meal Program is in Full Swing

That's right. We're living the high life here, eating 3 fabulous home-cooked meals a day!

No more hunting for ingredients at the local convenience store. No more lunch orders from the cafe down the road. No more gridlock in the self-service kitchen.

Instead, you get chatty Heidi, cooking up delicious meals using home-grown, local and organic ingredients (as much as she can get her hands on them). You get not-quite-so-chatty chef's helper Austin, and kitchen/garden intern Bradley, helping prepare those meals and foster the growth of those seedlings that will be plump tomatoes and succulant squashes come summer. You get brand new dining tables and benches, designed and lovingly built by our recently departed spring intern crew. You also get time and space to chat with your instructors and co-students, while munching away.

What could be better?

The author, astounded at the quality of the food.

Chef Heidi and some happy students.


Friday, May 04, 2007

Bergman Goes Broadway

We always knew that Yestermorrow instructor Kyle Bergman was much more that just an architect. Now the talented Kyle can add Broadway producer to his resume as well, because he and his director brother Evan are collaborating on a play about seminal architect Mies van der Rohe. This is big doings and even got Kyle some ink in the New Yorker. Congratulations Kyle and Evan!

Check out the New Yorker article.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Yestermorrow Debuts on YouTube

In our efforts to expand our reach in cyberspace, Yestermorrow posted our first video on ( Please check it out and then send the link on to your friends or post it in other blogs. Let people beyond our community know about the school and what we are doing here and through our international programs. Enjoy!