In the spring term, students work in teams of two or three on community projects, providing design solutions that strive to fit the particular needs of the clients to the specific ecology of the site and uphold the school’s mission. Comments received at the presentations help guide revisions the students will make over the final weeks of the term.
This spring, Conway’s Class of 2015 is working on community-scale team projects for public and nonprofit clients from as nearby as Chicopee, and as distant as Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
We were pleased to welcome three distinguished guest critics (Peter Flinker, Renate Gebauer, and Kate Cholakis ’11), along with many project clients, family, friends, and alums of the school. It was standing room only!
Critics Peter Flinker, Renate Gebauer, and Kate Cholakis '11 provided thoughtful feedback throughout the day.
Aitan and Janice discuss preliminary design options for the Carpenter Street Field in Keene, NH.
Pinning up for presentations is a group effort.
Jennie presents alternatives for management of Steele Farm in Boxborough, MA.
Jennie's teammate Ben points out an area that could be dog-friendly.
Jordan explains options for a multi-modal trail in Hopkinton, MA.
Perfect weather for lunch al fresco.
At eight weeks old, the youngest guest may be a member of the class of 2040...
Hillary, Jillian, and Jeff talk about a potential "teaching landscape" at the Fisherville Mill site in Grafton, MA.
Standing room only during Beth and Rachel's presentation.
A client from Hopkinton with student team Alex and Jordan.
Denise Burchstead, who teaches at Keene State, consults with Aitan in the studio.
Conway students meet with their clients to talk about next steps.
Molly and Chris's project focuses on improving food security and water management in Mali, West Africa.
Rachel with "the best landlords in the world!"
Russell and Cary gave the last presentation of the day, on a feasibility plan for Providence Apothecary in Glenwood Springs, CO.
Professor Ken Byrne led a wrap-up discussion, inviting participants to reflect on the day.