Small Homes with Big Design
, 2023-01-30 11:03:14,
Students in Professor Julee Herdt’s Master of Architecture (M.Arch) studio spent their fall semester getting to know representatives of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Community and designing carbon-neutral, affordable housing units for the Pine Ridge Reservation.
In coordination with Ferguson Pyatt Architects, Inc., the Oglala Lakota Housing Authority’s in-house architects, and in collaboration with Stronghold Society Founder Walt Pourier, students shared discussions, design reviews, and consultations for culturally and sustainably created residences.
The goal for the studio was to evolve strategies, methods, techniques, or systems that help replenish, set right, rebuild, or otherwise sustain Oglala Lakota Sioux life through the design of healthier, improved residential offerings. They applied Professor Herdt’s patented, sustainable inventions as well as their own green material proposals in their home designs.
BioSIPs and Architectural “Give-Back”
Herdt is the inventor and CEO of BioSIPs, Inc a clean-tech start-up and woman-owned technology corporation producing patented Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) from 100% waste cellulose. She holds the first-ever patents based out of the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) and established the first CAP spin-off company.
In a 2015 article from Physics.org, Herdt stated, “The BioSIPs invention actually consumes society’s waste and diverts tons of trash into valuable products for safe, strong, and energy-efficient…
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