Design Assembly brings together a team of a dozen students, two architects, and a builder for eight intensive days to design, build, and install a project for a remote community in rural Maine, Vermont, or New Hampshire. We think of it as architecture at its best.
In 2018 McLeod Architects began teaching design studios at Middlebury College to design ultra-sustainable affordable housing for Habitat for Humanity. Now in it's fifth cycle, the program has evolved to consist of three successive studios: Research and Analysis, Conceptual Design, and Construction Documentation. Through these three course students are challenged to design for real; reacting to each site's unique opportunities and challenges.