On Friday, May 30 from 9-4, come see innovative design and planning solutions to seven real-world projects and hear three distinguished professionals offer helpful criticism. Delicious locally catered lunch is included!

See Conway in action

This Spring Term, Conway”s Class of 2015 has been split into groups of 2-3 and given community-scale ecological design and planning projects. They follow a coherent, logical process of site analysis and assessment to develop designs and recommendations shaped by that information. The design solutions 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 will help guide revisions the students will make over the final weeks of the term.

Observing formal presentations will be helpful for prospective students, prospective clients, alumni, members of the community, and anyone else interesting in learning about the Conway School. Here”s the schedule for Friday, May 30:

  • 9:00 – 9:20      Review of posted material for morning projects
  • 9:20 – 9:30      Welcome & introductions by Director Paul Cawood Hellmund
  • 9:30 – 10:05    Residential Master Plan | Johnson Estate, Bar Harbor, Maine
  • 10:15 – 10:50  Design Plan for Former Parking Lot | Ashuelot Greenspace, Keene, NH
  • 11:00 – 11:35  Resource Inventory & Land Management Plan | Barber Reservation, Sherborn, MA
  • 11:45 – 12:20  Park Master Plan | Lead Mills, Marblehead/Salem, MA
  • 12:20 – 12:55  Lunch break
  • 12:55 – 1:15    Review of posted material for afternoon projects
  • 1:15 – 1:20      Welcome back by Professor Ken Byrne
  • 1:20 – 1:55      Campus Core Plan | Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vermont
  • 2:05 – 2:40      Master Plan | New England Small Farm Institute, Belchertown, MA
  • 2:50 – 3:25      Environmental & Sustainability Standards | Kusog Tacloban, Tacloban, Philippines
  • 3:30 – 4:00      Wrap-up by Professor Kim Erslev
  • 4:00                 Refreshments