DESIGN RESTORATION CHARRETTE:
Designing the Context for the Hitchcock Center’s New Home at Hampshire College.
April 26, 2014, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, with public presentation 2:30-3:30 pm.
Prescott Tavern, Hampshire College
This design charrette (a fast-paced, hands-on workshop) will be part of the “Designing for Success: Ecological Restoration in Times of Change,” to be held April 25 & 26, 2014, on the Hampshire College campus, Amherst, Massachusetts. Sponsored by the Society for Ecological Restoration – New England Chapter (SER-NE) and The Conway School. You don’t have to register for the conference to participate in the design charrette.
• This one-day workshop is free, fast-paced, and hands-on. It is for college students and professionals interested in ecological restoration and environmental education.
• Work side-by-side with top professional designers/restorationists, including: Keith Bowers, landscape architect, restoration ecologist, president at Biohabitats, and president at Ecological Restoration and Management, Baltimore, MD; and Paul Cawood Hellmund, ecological designer, author, professor at The Conway School, Conway, MA.
• No design or habitat restoration experience is necessary.
The fifty-year-old Hitchcock Center for the Environment is planning a new home—a new and visionary environmental learning center—on the Hampshire College campus, on a site (north of Hampshire’s Red Barn) that presents significant opportunities for ecological restoration and environmental education. The goal is achieve Living Building Challenge™ (LBC) Certification, the highest standard for sustainability in the built environment. The site is adjacent to the college’s Farm Center and could offer pollinator habitat or other ecological benefits
Sign-up for the charrette
There is no cost to participate in the charrette, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register here. Participants should bring a lunch or plan to buy it in Hampshire’s dining commons.
All are invited to and there is no registration required for the public presentation of the day’s work at 2:30 pm.
Info: Adrian Dahlin, The Conway School, Adrian@csld.edu, 413-369-4044 x5