Center For Community Design + Preservation News


Material Reuse Program coordinator Chris McDowell partnered with Professor Katherine Melcher to co-teach a graduate landscape architecture Design-Build Service-Learning course. The students designed and constructed an outdoor classroom at the Clarke County landfill for K-12 students that communicates the principles of sustainable design.

The Materials Reuse Program, begun by Chris McDowell, will be a new addition to the PSO family at CCDP. The funded position is the result of a joint partnership with UGA Facilities Management Division.  Chris will be Program Coordinator and will have an office within CCDP at the Broad Street Studios, as well as his workshop and storage facility on S. Milledge Ave.  We are excited to have Chris as a part of our staff!

This summer has been a busy one for FindIt! Coordinator Laura Kviklys and four CE+D graduate students who have been surveying all UGA owned buildings older than 40 years old across the state. The survey will form the basis for the UGA Property Historic Preservation Planning Process for the Office of University Architects and other decision makers on campus at the Board of Regents. Work on the plan is being aligned with the Historic Preservation Planning Studio being taught this Fall Semester by Pratt Cassity.

Pratt Cassity, Jennifer Lewis, and Brian LaHaie attended a meeting of the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH).  The program is administered as a Public Service and Outreach partnership between the GA Dept of Community Affairs and the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences to help communities create a local plan to meet their housing needs. Doug Pardue will be incorporating projects generated by the GICH communities into his landscape architecture studio fall semester.

The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) is branching out on its own after being hosted by CED for over 25 years.  The organization has a new Director, Paige Pollard (CED-MHP alum), who will direct the organization from her Norfolk, VA consulting firm, Commonwealth Preservation Group.  Kate Arnold, who has been support staff for NAPC and CCDP since 2013 will stay on as CCDP’s office manager, while Paul Trudeau is interviewing in Athens and is looking forward to beginning a new chapter in his professional career.