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9 | 10 | 2021THE DAVIS CENTER FOR HUMAN ECOLOGY AT COLLEGE OF THE ATLANTIC HAS OPENED!

The Davis Center for Human Ecology at College of the Atlantic opened with a convocation ceremony on September 10th, welcoming the 50th incoming class. Susan Rodriguez addressed the students about the overall vision of the project.

“As we gather around this magnificent oak tree, I hope you’ll reflect upon an attitude about architecture that puts the natural world on stage, makes it a focal point—the star of the show. Where architecture frames the natural world and provides a backdrop for campus life.” Susan T. Rodriguez

College of the Atlantic Dedicates its new Human Ecology Center

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Image Credit: Jamie Lowrey (above), Trent Bell Photography (below)

9 | 9 | 2021GROUNDBREAKING AT THE HARLEM MEER CENTER!

We celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Harlem Meer Center today with our collaborators the Central Park Conservancy and Mitchell Giurgola.

The project is expected to be completed for the 2024 summer season.

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6 | 27 | 2021CAMP CHEWONKI IS OPEN!

The Chewonki Foundation welcomed girls to The Neck on June 27th, for the first session of the summer camp program.

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5 | 27 | 2021ARTHUR METZ BICENTENNIAL GRAND CARILLON DEDICATION: SUSAN RODRIGUEZ AWARDED BICENTENNIAL MEDAL

Susan Rodriguez received Indiana University’s Bicentennial Medal at the dedication of the Arthur Metz Bicentennial Carillon, on May 27th. The Bicentennial Medal is awarded to individuals who, through their personal, professional, artistic or philanthropic efforts, have broadened their reach of Indiana University around the nation, state and world. Her campus buildings include the Metz Bicentennial Carillon, the Global and International Studies Building and renovation of the Eskenazi Museum of Art.

To watch the full dedication ceremony and concert, click here

4 | 12 | 2021REVITALIZING DOWNTOWN WATERVILLE (MAINE) THROUGH THE ARTS

The Morning Sentinel of Central Maine, features the Paul J. Schupf Art Center and an interview with Susie about the design of the new building. The project, a collaboration between Colby College and Waterville Creates, brings together the local arts organizations at a critical intersection in Downtown Waterville. The building will house a new contemporary gallery for the Colby Museum of Art, three theaters for the Maine Film Center, a pottery studio, classroom and gallery for the local community arts organization, and rehearsal space for the Waterville Opera. A two-story public lobby with café and gathering spaces, bring Main Street into the building and provides access to the 800-seat historic Waterville Opera House. The project is scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2022. Click here to read the article.

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3 | 31 | 2021GETTING READY TO MOVE IN

Students pitch in to prepare for the opening this week of the new Davis Center for Human Ecology at College of the Atlantic.

Photo by Darron Collins

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3 | 25 | 2021ISLAND LIFE: OFF THE GRID, 25 YEARS IN THE MAKING

“Once you’ve slept on an island, you’ll never quite be the same…” It is a magical experience that makes you feel intrepid, different, removed, disconnected from the ordinary. Fiddlehead Island, a seasonal off-the-grid island 15 miles off the coast of Maine, provides a retreat from city life within the natural world. The design of a modular network of cabins has evolved over 25 years and is grounded in a long-term sustainable response to the unique aspects of the site, seasonal use of the land, engagement with the working waterfront, views to the summer sunsets and boat traffic, and the challenge of building on a remote island.

Susan Rodriguez speaks about Fiddlehead Island as a place of natural beauty, historic significance, and source of creative inspiration with Cindy Allen, Editor-in-Chief of Interior Design Magazine.

To watch the full conversation on I.D. TV, click here

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3 | 8 | 2021CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Susan Rodriguez speaks with Daniella Ohad in the latest episode of her podcast Designing the 21st Century. In honor of International Women’s Day, the episode features conversations with five women in design: Cindy Allen, Editor-in-Chief of Interior Design Magazine; Edwina von Gal, a landscape designer; Jennifer Olshin, partner of Friedman Benda Gallery; Beatrice Galilee, curator and writer on contemporary architecture and design; and Susan who discusses an architecture of interpretation that connects people to place and to each other, inspired by the communities that it serves.

To listen to their full conversation, click here.

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