the artistic possibilities
of designing with nature

Upcoming events

September 24, 2017
Active artists from the surrounding areas are invited to a group critique and barbeque on Sept 24th at 1:00.  Open to all interested artists.  Call 802 875 2194 or email us here to rsvp.
Design and construct the man-made environment to be in harmony with the natural environment.

Some New Sustainability Ideas in Architecture

August 20, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join us Saturday, August 20, 2016,  from 1 pm to 5 pm for a one day conference followed by a reception.

Four long-established architects explored recent projects that contain innovative ideas in the integration of high conservation and alternate energy solutions with real world conditions and constraints. Roc Caivano in Maine converted a military base brick building to a state of the art research facility. Lawrence Linder Louisiana has created a generic housing type that can restore urban street fronts broken by parking lots, increasing density, and be aloof from flooding. Robert Shannon in New Mexico has combined a new type of SIPS panel with aerated-autoclaved concrete exterior panels and solar air collectors to produce 3 residential structures. Dan Scully in New Hampshire has restored a 19th century mansion designed by Peabody and Stern into a carbon neutral future.

Each discussed their projects (which were also presented on the gallery walls from 8/20/9/10) with Q&A, and then a reception with food and drink followed.

This was a free event sponsored by the Foundation.