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Thursday, June 20 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Break + Book Signing (Living Building Makers, by Jonathan A. Wright)

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Light snacks/coffee + tea provided

Book Signing:
LIVING BUILDING MAKERS: Creating Sustainable Buildings That Renew Our World
by Jonathan A. Wright.

Living Building Makers is a handcrafted collection of stories celebrating the people who bring the built environment to life. Each story captures the insights, creativity, and discoveries of the often unsung individuals - builders, tradespeople, designers, engineers, educators, craftspeople, and owners – who rolled up their sleeves to play a part in creating two of the greenest buildings in the world that stand on the campus of Massachusetts’ renowned Hampshire College.

Builder, poet, storyteller, and modern-day Renaissance man Jonathan A. Wright takes readers from the drafting table to the job site and into the lives of the makers who plied their skills wholeheartedly and, in turn, experienced unexpected personal and professional growth. The book enables a deeper understanding of the issues facing the environment through the creation of the R.W. Kern Center and the Hitchcock Center for the Environment , as well as the aspirational nature of the world's greenest building standard, the Living Building Challenge.

Wright balances storytelling with truth-telling distilled from his unique perspective and faithful connection to the buildings, colleagues, and the college he holds dear. Focusing on the trades but including the cadre of professionals who influenced these remarkable projects at every stage, Wright’s tales take readers into the daily routines of the makers whose pride in their work lives on long after construction is complete. Living Building Makers will be available in the Spring of 2019.

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Jonathan Wright

Founder and Senior Advisor, Wright Builders Inc.
Jonathan has been an active regional leader in sustainable design and construction since the 1970’s. Under his guidance Wright Builders completed over 40 LEED certifications. He provided leadership for preconstruction planning, materials selection and budgeting on both Living Buildings... Read More →

Thursday June 20, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Lobby - R.W. Kern Center, Hampshire College

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