Sustainable Design for Developing Countries

This active-learning workshop will explore the challenges of sustainable design in developing countries.  Following a brief presentation and discussion of recent projects, participants will be divided into small groups for a charrette focusing on two current projects where resilient design and energy independence are critical.  One project is at the very beginning stage while the other is further advanced, leading to a variety of design challenges to address.  The workshop will conclude with group presentations and an open discussion.

Those who attend this workshop will learn about current projects in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean, organizations involved in this type of work, and the fundamentals of designing for rural areas in the developing world.  We will discuss renewable energy strategies, use of local materials and construction techniques, and climate appropriate design.

This workshop is free for students and emerging professionals. Contact Beth Fraser at for a code to register.

3 AIA, BPI, GBCI Continuing Education Units Available.

Event Time: 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Room / Location: 

Waterfront 1