For the seventh year, Island Design Assembly will bring together a team of students, architects, and educators for eight intensive days to design, build, and install a project for an island community in Penobscot Bay, Maine. We think of it as architecture at its best.
We intentionally conduct this program on a rugged island an hour’s boat-ride from the mainland, to live and work together for the week on an off-the-grid island. Everyone on the team has to be mindful of how we use limited resources. If we forget something, we can’t run to the store and get it. Everything needed on the island comes by boat. Meals are made with food that comes from local farms, from the surrounding waters, and from the island itself. It is a self-sufficient and inter-dependent way of life, if only for a week.
IDA is run by McLeod Kredell Architects (http://www.islanddesignassembly.org/). Student participants may consider the experience a professional externship with the firm.
The program fee for IDA 2018 is $1,800.00 covering all logistics and costs between the mainland boat launch on the first day and the mainland boat landing on the last day, Two sessions are offered (June 2 – June 10, and August 19 – August 27) and are open to students and recent graduates in any degree program or major. No experience with design or construction is necessary.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Learn more at SUCCESS Job ID: 21497