[sw]LAB NZE Prototype

[sw]LAB NZE Prototype



Detroit, Michigan, Fall 2014-spring 2016with Ford Motor Company Fund (Ford C3 Grant) and Community Partners: Detroit Public Schools

sw[LAB] NZE prototype creates a new Hybridized Ecosystem––an Energy Farm/Outdoor Classroom (EF/OC) for the Sampson Webber Leadership Academy and surrounding

Tireman neighborhood. Our vision engages the community and leverages assets of a strong institutional presence, vacancy, and diverse partners in order to generate energy, wealth and educational opportunities. Balancing economic, environmental and social values, our project links the school and neighborhood through a hybridized net zero energy (HNZE) landscape and infrastructure networks/structures. The Ford C3 “re-award” would have allowed studio[Ci] and our partners to build and test the NZE Prototype structure on school grounds.




Coleman Fellow: [TU] Studio: [sw]LAB Energy Farm

The primary focus of Director Bodurow’s Coleman Grant/Fellowship is to transfer her studio[Ci] transdisciplinary design methodology to the classroom. Transdisciplinary Design Practice is “an immersive, collaborative and integrative design centered entrepreneurial practice approach, expanding diverse disciplinary boundaries through collaboration, and achieving urban sustainability through resultant design interventions from the scale of the site to an [urbanized] ecosystem.” In fall 2013 [TU] Studio, participants advancing the studio[Ci]Energy Farm and outdoor classroom design project, in conjunction with the DPS Sampson-Webber Academy.


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