Project:ARCHITECTURE

By Joerg Ruegemer and Erin Carraher.

Published by The International Journal of Sustainability Education

Format Price
Article: Print $US10.00
Published online: January 22, 2016 $US5.00

Project:ARCHITECTURE is about the design, development, and construction of three 600ft2 or 56m2 gross area summer camping cabins for the Girl Scouts of Utah’s Trefoil Ranch Camp near Provo, Utah, USA. The organizing team took an integrated, multidisciplinary design and development approach in which stakeholders, architecture faculty, general contractor and fabricator, engineers, the building department, Girl Scouts, and architecture students were involved. The predominantly utilized building material was Interlocking Cross-laminated Timber (ICLT), which is a panelized wooden construction material new to the US construction marketplace. This paper reports on the participatory, interdisciplinary design and development process and concluding construction of the project.

Keywords: Participatory Design Process, Design and Education, Community Engagement,, Interlocking Cross-laminated Timber, Sustainable Design

The International Journal of Sustainability Education, Volume 12, Issue 1, March 2016, pp.11-22. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: January 22, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.452MB)).

Joerg Ruegemer

Associate Professor, School of Architecture, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Erin Carraher

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA