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  • Title: Project:ARCHITECTURE
  • Author(s): Joerg Ruegemer, Erin Elisabeth Carraher
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: On Sustainability
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Sustainability Education
  • Keywords: Participatory Design Process, Design and Education, Community Engagement,, Interlocking Cross-laminated Timber, Sustainable Design
  • Volume: 12
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: 2016
  • ISSN: 2325-1212 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2325-1220 (Online)
  • DOI:
  • Citation: Ruegemer, Joerg, and Erin Elisabeth Carraher. 2016. "Project:ARCHITECTURE." The International Journal of Sustainability Education 12 (1): 11-22. doi:10.18848/2325-1212/CGP/v12i01/11-22.
  • Extent: 12 pages


Project:ARCHITECTURE is about the design, development, and construction of three 600ft2 or 56m2 gross area summer camping cabins for the Girl Scouts of Utah’s Trefoil Ranch Camp near Provo, Utah, USA. The organizing team took an integrated, multidisciplinary design and development approach in which stakeholders, architecture faculty, general contractor and fabricator, engineers, the building department, Girl Scouts, and architecture students were involved. The predominantly utilized building material was Interlocking Cross-laminated Timber (ICLT), which is a panelized wooden construction material new to the US construction marketplace. This paper reports on the participatory, interdisciplinary design and development process and concluding construction of the project.