at Prescott College

Fall 2020: Block Class

Block 1: The Psychology of Spaces:
How the places we inhabit affect our lives

The Brick Arches

Aug 25th 2020 - Sept 18th 2020

HDP 23200 | 4 Credits|ECOSA Studio
Meets Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri : 9:00 a.m. –1:00p.m.
and Wed: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This class extends the definition of Ecopsychology to include the environments we build for ourselves. Understanding the psychological impact of design is essential. The spaces we inhabit have a profound effect on our well-being, and those spaces have changed over the years from being agricultural-based to now an indoor-based environment. A combination of class time, readings, field trips, and experiential projects will help students to assess the psychological impact of the design of places where we live, work, learn, and play.

Block 2: Regenerative Design:
Architecture, Permaculture and Resilience

Earth House

Sept 22nd 2020 - Oct 16th 2020

HDP 23200 | 4 Credits| ECOSA Studio
Meets Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri : 9:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m.

Learn the importance of design in shaping both our natural and human environments, and how we can intentionally design the world so that both environments can thrive. Understanding regenerative design is essential for planning for a resilient future. Through readings, class discussions, field trips and practical examples, we will explore the ways we can redesign for human needs while preserving the natural world. Photo credit: Archi0780 (click photo for more information).

Block 3: Design Thinking:
Visualizing and Building Change

Design Sketchbook

Oct 20th 2020 - Nov 13th 2020

HDP 23200 | 4 Credits| ECOSA Studio
Meets Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri : 9:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m.

By using design as a problem-solving tool, we can create a preferred world where both humans and nature can thrive. Design thinking can be applied to any problem that has
multi-faceted challenges. Using preliminary sketches,
delineated drawings, models, building plans and sections, students will design a small house based on regenerative principles. Special notes: Drawing ability is not a prerequisite
of this class. Students will develop all the skills needed to complete the design exercises in the class.

Spring 2021 Semester

Certificate In Regenerative Ecological Design

February 16th 2021 - May 7th 2021

4 Credits| ECOSA Studio
Meets Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
& 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Gain hands-on experience designing with nature
to find solutions to global issues.

Students develop and hone their skills in project planning,
self-discipline, collaboration, creativity, and the design process as they work individually and in diverse groups on multiple design challenges, including projects that engage actual clients, real sites and real budgets. From constructing a scaled sculpture model to presenting design solutions to a client, projects are a hands-on way of applying what you’ve learned and are an important part of the portfolio you will create.  

A life-changing 16-week intensive
that will guide your career.