University of Vermont

Ecological Design Collaboratory

Welcome to the UVM Ecological Design Collaboratory!

Biophilic design detail, Liz Calabrese

The Ecological Design Collaboratory is a new initiative at GreenHouse Residential Learning Community, jointly funded by the Henry David Thoreau Foundation and the Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont.

At the heart of this initiative is the goal of providing several hundred undergraduates from a diversity of majors with an introduction to place-based ecological design and opportunities to practice the hands-on skills needed to bring their projects to fruition.

Through mentorship by UVM faculty members, upper-level students, and our community partners, students will acquire the skills needed to design projects and initiatives that feature the local resources—both natural and cultural—of Burlington and the Lake Champlain Basin.

Announcing the Winners of the LivingPlace Design Competition!

With over 200 participants and 52 entries submitted to the LivingPlace Design Competition, the top three finalists were announced at the showcase event at Main Street Landing on February 22nd! Click here to see the LivingPlace Design competition winning submissions.

Read more about the background and conceptual design of the competition in this recent article published by University of Vermont: "Students Create International Design Competition, Rebrand a Learning Community."

Visit the Ecological Design Collaboratory

The Ecological Design Collaboratory, located in the GreenHouse Residential Learning Community, is open for visits to look in to the workshop space in Room 9. Currently, there is an art installation featuring prints on display from Davis Te Selle and from students from Susan Bray's Environmental Art course.

If you would like to visit the Ecological Design Collaboratory, please contact Leah Mital-Skiff.

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