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Project Overview, Buddhist Retreat Center

Intentions: Perched high on a ridge in the Coastal Hills of California, the retreat center was in need of both rehabilitation and new design and repair.   A previous owner had built a back deck that covered the vents on the back side of the house, causing the floor supports to rot in that area.   […]

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Outdoor Learning Pavilion, Fairview Elementary, Denver, Colorado

  Media: Goodland, Marianne, “UCD Architecture Students Design Fairview Park:  Project Revitalizes Long-Ignored City Neighborhood”, The Silver & Gold, September 13, 2001 Intentions: This service-learning project was part of an annual school-wide contest to design, then build a structure for a local community, in this case a nearby grades school in rough part of town.   The school wanted a shade […]

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Children’s Library, Cuernavaca, Mexico

    Media: Palleroni, Sergio,Studio At Large:  Architecture in Service of Global Communities, Seattle:  University of Washington Press, 2004 Intentions: As part of a long tradition of student service learning projects in the area by Sergio Palleroni of the University of Washington and famed maverick architects Steve Badanes and Jim Adamson of the Jersey Devil Architecture Group, […]

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Urban Organic Agricultural Center, Havana, Cuba

Media: Palleroni, Sergio, Studio At Large:  Architecture in Service of Global Communities, Seattle:  University of Washington Press, 2004 Shaw, Austin Hill, “Cuba”, American Institute of Architecture, Colorado Architect, July 2001, p. 17 Intentions: When the U.S.S.R. disintegrated in 1991, Cuba lost their main supporter.   Fuel to bring crops from the countryside to the town centers was scarce, making starvation a […]

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