Mitchell Joachim of Terreform, a nonprofit philanthropic architectural group that focuses on ecological design for urban environments, and whose work is highlighted in Big Ideas, will conduct a slide show demonstrating his real-life tree house made of growing tree trunks, stackable cars, river gym, and other projects that reflect the Terreform mission which “views ecology in design as not only a philosophy that inspires visions of sustainability and social justice but also a focused scientific endeavor.”
Attendees at this exciting and ground-breaking event will also be treated to a presentation by Jason Kliwinski, associate with the Trenton-based Spiezle Group, one of New Jersey’s leading architectural, planning, and design firms with several major projects on tap in the greater Mercer County region, including Rider University’s New Residence Hall project. This development will consist of 3- and 4-story buildings to house 152-beds in suite and apartment configurations. The project will be designed to obtain a LEED™-Silver Certification. Joining Dr. Joachim and Kliwinski will be Fred Stine, Citizen Action Coordinator for the Delaware Riverkeeper Network and Anastasia Harrison for WESKetch Architecture, and Elizabeth Slate-Rutledge for the Syracuse New York-based Alchemical Nursery.
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Building Open Opportunity Structures Together (http://www.gss-set.blogspot.com/) is a creative community solutions organization that develops and utilizes innovative and customized strategies to build structured relationships between residents, businesses, organizations, and government agencies that lead to beneficial economic, social, and educational opportunities and outcomes in underserved and emerging urban neighborhoods. For more information about
The Delaware RiverKeeper Network (DRN) (http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/) is the only advocacy organization working throughout the entire Delaware River Watershed. The Delaware RiverKeeper is an individual who is the voice of the River, championing the rights of the River and its streams as members of our community.
WESKetch Architecture (http://www.wesketch.com/) is an award winning architectural firm focused on inspirational architecture, providing interior design, engineering services, construction management, green building design combined with the latest indoor air quality issues for each and every building type. Anastasia Harrison is a licensed architect and one of the first indoor air quality certified professionals in the state.
The Alchemical Nursery Project (http://www.alchemicalnursery.org/) is a non profit committed to spreading the word about the urban eco-village movement globally. We hope to provide the resources, dialogue space, and networks needed for those who would like to establish their own urban eco-village wherever they live! Our local grassroots project is, as you may have guessed, the development of an urban eco-village in Syracuse, NY, that can be replicated anywhere urban USA.