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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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