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, July 21, 2011

Yestermorrow in the News

Two articles were published this week featuring Yestermorrow faculty and alumni.

The first is one in today’s New York Times Home & Garden section by Karrie Jacobs which features Yestermorrow instructors Tom and Yumiko Virant, who designed and built an innovative (and beautiful) small home outside of Charlottesville, VA.

An excerpt:

Mr. Virant, a skilled carpenter and licensed contractor who teaches workshops at the influential Vermont design-build school Yestermorrow, incorporated the strategies the school stresses, especially passive solar heating (which means windows are positioned to mitigate heat gain in summer and maximize it in winter). The result is a modernist house with traditional detailing (tongue-in-groove wooden ceiling, exposed beams), highly efficient heating and cooling, and a clever layout.”

The second is a feature in this week’s New Yorker magazine by Alec Wilkinson entitled “Let’s Get Small: The Rise of the Tiny House Movement”. He interviews Yestermorrow alum Elizabeth Turnbull, who designed her tiny house in a Yestermorrow Home Design/Build class, then built it and brought it to graduate school with her at Yale.
(unfortunately unless you are a New Yorker subscriber you can only read the abstract online without paying).

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