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Excerpt from Building A College: An Architectural History of Berea College[1]

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Ecovillage, 2002-03

Architects: Van der Ryn Architects Design Team, Sausalito, CA

Construction: Frank Messer and Sons, Contractors, Lexington, KY

Dedication: May 13, 2005

Cost: Not available

 
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President Larry D. Shinn, speaking for the Board of Trustees and the College said: "Berea's mission includes a long-standing commitment that we engage in good stewardship of our natural, human and material resources." At the beginning of the dining room-living room on the ground floor and three bedrooms and bath upstairs. A few units were ready for occupancy in August 2003; the rest opened during the spring, 2004. Director of the Kentucky Division of Energy, John Davies said: "Berea is doing wonderful work. We're always looking for showcase projects that conserve energy and promote sustainability. I believe a lot of people will want to learn from this Ecovillage" (Berea Citizen, July 24, 2003). "The Ecovillage is to serve as a model of sustainable living to inspire the Appalachian region as well as the wider world." (Dedication announcement) West of the site, a state-of-the-arts child care center under the direction of the Child and Family Studies Department was completed during the fall of 2004. All units were built of wood and brick and are painted light colors. They also open onto a common green and have house gardens and laundry lines with each unit.

 

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[1] Citation: Boyce, Robert Piper. Building A College: An Architectural History of Berea College. Self-published. Berea, Ky: Berea College Printing Services, 2006, p115-116.

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Boyce, Robert Piper. Building A College: An Architectural History of Berea College. Self-published. Berea, Ky: Berea College Printing Services, 2006, p115-116.

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