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Can	
  Schools	
  Serve	
  Community?	
  
Adrian	
  Dahlin	
  
Director	
  of	
  Admissions	
  +	
  Marke;ng	
  
April	
  ...
•  10-­‐month	
  MS	
  in	
  Ecological	
  Design	
  
•  Real	
  design	
  +	
  planning	
  projects	
  for	
  paying	
  c...
•  Theore;cal	
  projects	
  
•  Design	
  compe;;ons	
  
•  Hands-­‐on	
  projects	
  
How	
  Can	
  Schools	
  
Serve	
 ...
•  “Helicoptering	
  in”	
  
•  Lacking	
  historical	
  perspec;ve	
  
•  Incongruent	
  community	
  and	
  student	
  v...
•  Rural	
  Studio:	
  design/build	
  
– Auburn	
  undergrad	
  design	
  students	
  
– Hale	
  County,	
  Alabama	
  
–...
•  Rural	
  Studio:	
  design/build	
  
– Auburn	
  undergrad	
  design	
  students	
  
– Hale	
  County,	
  Alabama	
  
•...
•  Real	
  projects	
  for	
  paying	
  clients	
  
•  Client	
  buy-­‐in	
  
•  Weeks	
  of	
  analysis	
  before	
  desi...
•  Food	
  Security:	
  Springfield,	
  Lowell,	
  Ajo	
  AZ,	
  
Northampton,	
  Franklin	
  County,	
  Concord	
  MA	
  
...
•  Food	
  Security:	
  Springfield,	
  Lowell,	
  Ajo	
  AZ,	
  
Northampton,	
  Franklin	
  County,	
  Concord	
  MA	
  
...
•  Listen	
  well	
  
•  Analyze	
  first	
  –	
  what	
  do	
  the	
  data	
  show?	
  
•  Educate	
  but	
  don’t	
  prea...
 
“We	
  can’t	
  solve	
  problems	
  by	
  using	
  the	
  same	
  
kind	
  of	
  thinking	
  we	
  used	
  when	
  we	
...
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  1. 1. Can  Schools  Serve  Community?   Adrian  Dahlin   Director  of  Admissions  +  Marke;ng   April  17,  2014  
  2. 2. •  10-­‐month  MS  in  Ecological  Design   •  Real  design  +  planning  projects  for  paying  clients   –  scale:  residen;al,  community  +  municipal   –  environment:  rural  +  urban  +  regional   •  No  grades;  leave  with  a  professional  porMolio   •  Graduates  are  excellent  communicators   –  through  presenta;on,  wri;ng  +  graphics   About  Conway  
  3. 3. •  Theore;cal  projects   •  Design  compe;;ons   •  Hands-­‐on  projects   How  Can  Schools   Serve  Community?  
  4. 4. •  “Helicoptering  in”   •  Lacking  historical  perspec;ve   •  Incongruent  community  and  student  visions   •  Too  strong  agenda   Should  Schools  Seek   to  Serve  Community?  
  5. 5. •  Rural  Studio:  design/build   – Auburn  undergrad  design  students   – Hale  County,  Alabama   – $20K  House  Challenge   Examples  
  6. 6. •  Rural  Studio:  design/build   – Auburn  undergrad  design  students   – Hale  County,  Alabama   •  Designing  for  Success  conference  April  25-­‐26   – sponsored  by  SER  and  Conway   – design  charre[e   Examples  
  7. 7. •  Real  projects  for  paying  clients   •  Client  buy-­‐in   •  Weeks  of  analysis  before  design  solu;ons   •  Community  mee;ngs,  public  input   •  Public  presenta;ons  3-­‐4  weeks  before  finish   Conway’s  Methodology  
  8. 8. •  Food  Security:  Springfield,  Lowell,  Ajo  AZ,   Northampton,  Franklin  County,  Concord  MA   Conway  Serving  Community  
  9. 9. •  Food  Security:  Springfield,  Lowell,  Ajo  AZ,   Northampton,  Franklin  County,  Concord  MA   •  Holyoke:  Green  Streets,  Placemaking   •  Public  Parks   •  Rail  Trails,  Green  Burial   •  Master  Plans   Conway  Serving  Community  
  10. 10. •  Listen  well   •  Analyze  first  –  what  do  the  data  show?   •  Educate  but  don’t  preach   •  Present  alterna;ves   •  Listen  well   Community  Design  Principles  
  11. 11.   “We  can’t  solve  problems  by  using  the  same   kind  of  thinking  we  used  when  we  created   them.”  -­‐Einstein   Thank  You   Adrian  Dahlin   Director  of  Admissions  +  Marke;ng   adrian@csld.edu  |  (413)  369-­‐4044  

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