The Evolving Campus – Bennington College’s Next 100 Years (ARC4148.01) (cancelled as of 6/6/2022)

Donald Sherefkin & Andrew Schlatter

The Bennington Campus has undergone significant transformations since the original Commons and Lawn Houses were completed 90 years ago. As we look towards the College’s 100th anniversary and beyond, we anticipate the continued evolution of the campus as it adapts to support a growing student body and expanding curricula.

This course will study the planning challenges and opportunities in addressing these developments. We will study the campus buildings, the landscape, and its environs.

Students will engage in developing analytical maps, evaluating the untapped potential of existing structures, and proposing strategies of adaptation and expansion. This work will need to incorporate our values of creating a pluralistic, inclusive, and equitable environment, as well as our goal of reducing environmental impact through sustainable solutions.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Mapping and analysis of landscapes and structures.
2. Visually communicate planning proposals through maps, drawings and models.
3. Working on design projects both independently and collaboratively
4. Understanding how the built landscape impacts and helps to shape the community
5. Formulating environmentally sound architectural and landscape solutions.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Prior work in Architecture, or permission of the instructors (email or
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 1:40PM - 3:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: One time only

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