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.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Yestermorrow Launches Semester Program in Sustainable Design/Build

Yestermorrow and UMass Amherst will offer a cutting-edge semester program this fall as an alternative to typical “study-abroad” options.

Starting in late August 2011, Yestermorrow’s Semester in Sustainable Design/Build will give 15 undergraduate students from diverse colleges and universities a chance to immerse themselves in the hands-on process of collaboratively designing and building an architecturally innovative, high-performance “green” structure.

Students will explore what sustainability really means and looks like, in practice, through an intensive semester-long experience. Throughout the term, students will wrestle with the complexities of structural design, the political economy of affordable housing, and net-zero energy building systems with hands-on experience in the design studio and on the building site.

Geared for students considering a career in the fields of sustainable design, architecture, planning, construction, engineering, and landscape design, and looking for hands-on design/build experience, Yestermorrow’s undergraduate semester program will offer an immersive study away opportunity in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Unique in the world of architecture education, the Yestermorrow semester will offer admission to highly motivated and academically strong undergraduates, from any major at any accredited four-year institution of higher education. Yestermorrow has partnered with the Architecture + Design department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst to provide college credit for the semester program.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2011 class. For more information visit or contact José Galarza, Director of Semester Programs:

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