CRAFT: Shaping Buildings, Ecologies, and Cities
Silver Falls Cabin & Conference Center – Sublimity, Oregon
Tuesday, July 25 – Friday, July 28, 2017
The 2017 retreat theme, CRAFT, focuses on tools, strategies, resources, and innovative design practices that we develop to inspire our students to create appropriate environments. CRAFT is purposely intended to have multiple meanings—from hands-on sculpting or construction to create powerful low-energy design projects to matching theory to actual performance. In accordance with long-standing retreat tradition, participants were asked to share their wealth of knowledge and procedure from their architecture programs or practices.
Within the serene confines of the Silver Falls Cabin and Conference Center in Sublimity, OR (30 minutes from Salem), the retreat included workshops and short presentations, visits to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gordon House and Alvar Aalto’s Mt. Angel Abby Library, keynote speakers, scholarship support for students and a faculty Cook Scholar from a developing country, as well as plenty of open time for synergistic discussions, new research and scholarship ideas, hiking, and relaxation.
The retreat started on July 25 and ended on the morning of July 28.