Contact: Kate Stephenson
Executive Director, Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Eric Cook Joins Yestermorrow as Semester Program Director
Waitsfield, VT., August 29, 2013—Yestermorrow Design/Build School recently announced the hire of Eric Cook as its Semester Program Director. Mr. Cook will lead the school’s Semester in Sustainable Design/Build, both as teaching faculty and program director. He recently moved to Waitsfield, VT from Salt Lake City, where he ran his own design/build firm, Eric Cook Design/Build, and was partner and project manager of the firm RenovateSALTLAKE.
A 2006 graduate of the University of Utah’s Master of Architecture program, Eric also holds a MA in Mathematics from the University of Utah and a BA in Mathematics and Russian from Colby College. In his former role as Project Coordinator for DesignBuildBLUFF, Mr. Cook supported graduate architecture students in designing and building sustainable homes on the Navajo reservation in Bluff, Utah.
In directing Yestermorrow’s Semester in Sustainable Design/Build for college students, Eric leads students as they translate theory into practice, ultimately building an architecturally innovative high-performance shelter that they collaboratively design. The Semester in Sustainable Design/Build is based in Montpelier, VT and is offered in partnership with UMass Amherst’s Architecture+Design program.
Yestermorrow Design/Build School was founded in 1980 on the belief that the best built environment depends on the joint cooperation of designers, builders, and homeowners. The school empowers people to express their values and lifestyle through an integrated design/build process, and to foster a self-awareness that reconnects people to their communities, their natural environment, and to each other. Yestermorrow’s hands-on workshops, certificate programs, and semester programs are taught by nationally recognized architects, builders, and craftspeople. Classes are for people of all ages and experience levels, from novice to professional. Learn more at www.yestermorrow.org or call 888-496-5541.