Sustainable Southwest Road Trip
COME WITH US! May 12-22, 2017
A 10-Day road trip exploring the past, present and future of sustainability and finding new perspectives on how to solve the challenges facing our planet.
We’ve taken the sites and experiences of our semester field trips and rolled them into one 10-day road trip! Travel the land with a small group who are immersed in one-of-a-kind experiences where cultural ruins are juxtaposed with future ecological perspectives, native species habitats are integrated into a building’s ecosystem, and future design solutions are explored.
The summer break Road Trip— a first for Ecosa— gives students and cultural connoisseurs the chance to discover and examine a variety of design fields through an ecological lens. Your observations and experiences will show how systems thinking pulls together the human-defined design disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban, interior and graphic design in order to design with nature. We call this synthesis ecological design.
FLAGSTAFF CONTAINER HOUSE, SUNSET CRATER & INDIAN RUINS
HOPI LAND & PERMACULTURE PROJECTS
GRANITE DELLS, ARCOSANTI & TALIESIN
SONORAN DESERT MUSEUM, SAN XAVIER DEL BAC & WATER HARVESTING
Founder & Program DirectorEcosa Institute Founder and Program Director Antony Brown has over 40 years of experience working in sustainable architecture and urban design. During his 16-year tenure, he has attracted a number of leading architects, designers, scientists and writers to the Institute to meet with students, review their work and discuss their approach to sustainable issues. Additionally, he has received awards for his book illustrations including those in “Nature Notes” and “The Ecology of the Grand Canyon”.
This map identifies our road trip locations. Click on any star to see images of our destinations. Stars indicated in blue are only visited during our Ecological Design Certificate semester and not on the Southwest Road Trip. While we visit the majority of these sites during a semester we may not visit all due to circumstances beyond our control.
This one-of-a-kind journey through America’s Sustainable Southwest allows the examination of social, ethical and economic issues affecting communities and influencing design choices. You will be allowed access to cultures and communities, participate in hands-on projects, observe ongoing efforts in sustainable design, learn about water harvesting in the desert and study natural habitats and species. Join us for a unique road trip whose backdrop is the breath-taking scenery of Arizona, from Hopi Land in the north to the Sonoran Desert in the south.
UP YOUR DESIGN ARSENAL!
If you are deciding what area of studies to pursue, looking to change direction, want to add ecological and sustainable expertise to your design arsenal, or want a glimpse of what an Ecosa semester is all about, this trip is for you!
TRAVEL DETAILS AND COST
Single and Double Hotel Rooms Available. All ground transportation, lodging and food included during trip dates.
Single: $2,222 Double: $1,850
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 3, 2017