Studio Appalachia: A Collaborative Project Based Design Studio

Clemson Collaborations in Service-Learning Webcast
, Thursday, December 6, 2012, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Studio Appalachia: A Collaborative Project Based Design Studio

Studio Appalachia is a collaborative project based graduate design studio between the school of architecture and the department of landscape architecture. The Studio is directed by associate professor Dan Harding and assistant professor Paul Russell, both service learning fellows at Clemson University. This collaborative endeavor targets key issues associated with the orientation and accessibility to natural resources, sustainable building strategies, and approaches to long term visioning and planning. The nature of design+build community projects mandates a collective dialogue relating to social, economic, and environmental factors. Through rigorous research, stakeholder engagement, and visceral methods student design teams plan, design, and demonstrate best practice strategies and design approaches to address and fulfill community needs. This webinar will focus on several current Studio projects under construction in the distinctive portion of Appalachia in the upstate of South Carolina and will discuss the core foundation of the collaboration between disciplines, faculty, students, and the inevitable and reciprocal working relationship between the students and community.

An Article from the DNR website for the studioAPPALIACHIA look-out.


Associate Professor Daniel Harding, School of Architecture
Assistant Professor Paul Russell, Department of Landscape Architecture

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Daniel Harding
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Dan Harding

Dan Harding is an Associate Professor of Architecture Design+Build and the Director of the Community Research and Design Center. Dan received a Master of Architecture from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Architecture from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has worked in the office of William P. Bruder in Phoenix, Arizona and other design+build studios in the Rocky Mountain west prior to opening his own studio over 10 years ago. Dan is the founding partner and Principal Design Director of Intrinsik Architecture, a full service architecture, planning and design+build office based in Bozeman, Montana. Intrinsik Architecture has been awarded numerous state and national AIA design awards. Harding has previously taught at Montana State University and lectured at other institutions across the country on his professional work and the nature of a design+build practice.

Paul Russell

Paul is an assistant professor in the Department of landscape architecture. Paul studied horticulture at the University of Tennessee and received a Master of Landscape architecture at Louisiana State University. With a focus on design implementation, Paul teaches construction for both the undergraduate and graduate level students as well as the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studio and  Undergraduate EXIT Studio. Paul is a principle at Pearson Russell Design Associates, a landscape architecture and design firm in Pendleton, SC. 

Clemson Collaborations in Service-Learning Webcast

Clemson University Collaborations in Service-Learning is sponsored by the Clemson Service Alliance. The Service Alliance promotes the use of community service and service-learning by Clemson faculty in classes with both undergraduate and graduate students in all major disciplinary areas. The Collaborations radio webcasts are an opportunity to hear from some of our Clemson Service Alliance Faculty Fellows, their students, and their community partners about  service-learning projects around the state of S.C., and to learn about the impact of these service-learning projects on the community and on student learning outcomes.  In 2012- 2013, we will be focusing on service –learning classes in five different disciplinary areas:  Planning and Landscape Architecture, English, Languages, Teacher Education, and Nursing. Thank you for participating, and we hope that service-learning practitioners in both K-12 and higher education will find these workshops very helpful in the course development, implementation, and evaluation process.
This program comes to you as a public service of Clemson University. There is no fee, and no registration is required. You may listen to the program and view the supplementary materials using only your computer. You will need to call in if you wish to speak on the live program.


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