Yestermorrow Design/Build Intensive

Yestermorrow DesignBuild Intensive

Date: 8/14/23 8:00 AM
Location: Waitsfield VT

August 14-18, 2023

Yestermorrow’s work is rooted in an integrated design/build philosophy. We believe that combining design and building offers numerous advantages and promotes the creation of intentional and inspired buildings and communities that enhance our world. Led by founding members of the legendary Jersey Devil Design/Build group, this course is the embodiment of the design/build process.

This 5 day, hands-on intensive is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the design and build process. Starting with a design produced in our 3 day Collaborative Design Studio, students will build a project for a local community based or non-profit organization. Throughout the week students will experience the design/build feedback loop as they gain fundamental carpentry skills while also learning how to adapt existing plans to current conditions. Your creative thinking and problem solving skills will be put to the test!

At the end of the course, students will know how to

interpret and modify designs and documents for construction
adapt a project to existing and changing conditions
confidently use a variety of power tools
build structures using basic carpentry techniques

This course is open to architects and builders seeking to earn continuing education credit, as well as to students, non-professionals, and anyone with enthusiasm about design/build and giving back to the public realm. Previous construction experience is not required. However, a willingness to try is expected.

This course will follow our 3 day Collaborative Design Studio and will execute the design produced by this course. If you sign up for the Design/Build Intensive, you can join the Collaborative Design course for free. If you're interested in both, please complete the online registration for both sessions. The full program is highly encouraged! Use code Design/Build at check out to apply the discount.

In the 2023 course, we will be designing a bus stop as part of a collaboration with AARP VT and VTrans. The designs produced in this course will be built by the Design/Build Intensive starting the Monday after this course ends. Students are strongly encouraged to sign up for both courses.

Contact: Chrissy Bellmyer
Email: chrissy@