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SBSE Retreat 2017

CRAFT: Shaping Buildings, Ecologies, and Cities
Silver Falls Cabin & Conference Center
Sublimity, Oregon 
Tuesday, July 25 — Friday, July 28, 2017

Materials, buildings, neighborhoods and cities are intricately connected by complex systems that are intended to provide comfort, beauty, and well-being. The 2017 retreat theme, CRAFT, focuses on tools, strategies, resources, and innovative design practices that we develop to inspire our students to create appropriate environments.
CRAFT is purposely intended to have multiple meanings—from hands-on sculpting or construction to create powerful low-energy design projects to matching theory to actual performance. In accordance with long-standing retreat tradition, participants will be asked to share their wealth of knowledge and procedure from their architecture programs or practices.
Within the serene confines of the Silver Falls Cabin and Conference Center in Sublimity, OR (30 minutes from Salem), the retreat will include workshops and short presentations, visits to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gordon House and Alvar Aalto’s Mt. Angel Abby Library, keynote speakers, scholarship support for students and a faculty Cook Scholar from a developing country, as well as plenty of open time for synergistic discussions, new research and scholarship ideas, hiking, and relaxation.
Our retreat will start on July 25 and end on the morning of July 28. Optional building tours are planned for Portland on July 28 in the afternoon.

SBSE Student Retreat Scholarships
These scholarships—up to six at $650 each, funded through sales of the Sun Angle Calculator—are intended to provide support for students with a keen interest in pursuing a future teaching position in environmental control systems or a closely related area of building science. The scholarships are aimed at graduate students with prior experience as a teaching assistant in an environmental control systems (building science) course. 

Jeffrey Cook Memorial Retreat Scholarship
In honor of the late Jeffrey Cook, this scholarship is offered to a faculty member from a developing country to help defray the costs of attending the SBSE retreat. The award will be based primarily on the benefits of the scholarship to the applicant's teaching, institution, and country. 

Critical Dates:

• September 2016 Announcement
• December 2016 Call for Proposals
• January 1, 2017 Registration Opens
• March 1, 2017 Proposal Deadline
• March 1, 2017 Jeff Cook Scholarship applications due
• March 15, 2017 Proposal Notifications
• April 1, 2017 SBSE Student Scholarship applications due
• April 15, 2017 Presenters Registration deadline
June 1, 2017, 5pm PDT Extended Registration deadline
• July 25-28, 2017 Retreat

Program Committee: Simi Hoque, Drexel University; University; Omar Al-Hassawi, Washington State University; Fred Tepfer, Oregon; Alexandra Rempel, University of Oregon
Site Coordinator: Alison Kwok and Isabel Rivera, University of Oregon
Website and Newsletter: Bruce Haglund
Scholarships: Walter Grondzik

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