one of six images from today's (13 October 2006) eye candy...
I'm sure there are a lot more Architecture Schools who have a
Design Build programs than those listed below - if you know of
any let me know...
http://www.architecture.yale.edu/BP06/index.html Since 1967,
the Yale School of Architecture has offered its first-year students
the chance to design and build a structure as part of their graduate
education. Unique among architecture schools, this program is
mandatory for all members of the class. Undertaken in cooperation
with Neighborhood Housing Services, a local nonprofit agency, the
Building Project results in a single-family house in a low-income
neighborhood in New Haven.
http://www.studio804.com/ Studio 804 is a design/build program
at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Design
that provides a broad range of architectural services, typically
resulting in a new residence. This studio is the final experience for
3rd year graduate students seeking a professional masters degree,
although on occasion it does include graduating bachelors of
Architecture students. During this final exercise, the students
collaborate to bring a housing design to fruition that provides
architectural solutions with an emphasis on affordable homes.
http://www.ruralstudio.com/ The Rural Studio at Auburn
University's College of Architecture, Design and Construction was
founded in 1992 by architect and professor Sam Mockbee, with the
aim of extending the study of architecture into a socially responsible
context. Every quarter, groups of students elect to live and work off
campus in the impoverished "Black Belt' of western Alabama (so
called because of its fertile soil). The mission of the Rural Studio is to
enable each participating student to cross the threshold of
misconceived opinions to create/design/build and to allow students
to put their educational values to work as citizens of a community.
The Rural Studio seeks solutions to the needs of the community within
the community’s own context, not from outside it. Abstract ideas
based upon knowledge and study are transformed into workable
solutions forged by real human contact, personal realization, and a
gained appreciation for the culture.
DESIGN > BUILD > TEXAS offers students a unique educational
opportunity to conceive and test their ideas in real time and space.
Research into both established and emerging construction
technologies is a focus of the class. The studio is actively engaged
with a number of specialists, including landscape architects, native
plant experts, structural engineers, sanitary engineers, materials
consultants, historians, and restoration ecologists.
The Yestermorrow Design/Build School is a dynamic learning
community exploring and teaching the integrated creative process
of designing and building a sustainable future.
Ghost Lab provides a two-week summer design/build internship for
architects, professors and students, directed by Brian MacKay-Lyons,
Architect. The program takes place each summer on the coast of
Nova Scotia, atop the stone ruins of a nearly 400 year old village on the
MacKay-Lyons farm. The projects consist of a one-week design phase
and a one-week construction phase.