Design and Drawing for an Ecovillage (in Hudson Valley) - Summer Internship based in NYC

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Who we are:
More Gardens! - is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Rooted in arts and education, we are artists, community people, community gardeners, and environmental and social justice activists. We promote the enhancement and preservation of community gardens as well as the cultivation of fallow land in New York City and beyond.

Our Project: More Gardens! presently working to find land and create an "Art of Nature Ecovillage" in the Hudson Valley. We are following the "One Planet Living" framework:
Health and happiness: Encouraging active, sociable, meaningful lives to promote good health and well being
Equity and local economy: Creating bioregional economies that support equity and diverse local employment and international fair trade
Culture and community: Respecting and reviving local identity, wisdom and culture; encouraging the involvement of people in shaping their community and creating a new culture of sustainability
Land use and wildlife: Protecting and restoring biodiversity and creating new natural habitats through good land use and integration into the built environment
Sustainable water: Using water efficiently in buildings, farming and manufacturing. Designing to avoid local issues such as flooding , drought and water course pollution
Local and sustainable food: Supporting sustainable and humane farming, promoting access to healthy, low impact, local, seasonal and organic diets and reducing food waste
Sustainable materials: Using sustainable and healthy products, such as those with low embodied energy, sourced locally, made from renewable or waste resources
Sustainable transport: Reducing the need to travel, and encouraging low and zero carbon modes of transport to reduce emissions
Zero waste: Reducing waste, reusing where possible, and ultimately sending zero waste to landfill
Zero carbon: Making buildings energy efficient and delivering all energy with renewable technologies

Intern Position:
Creating inspirational architectural drawings and plans following above framework for an eventual Ecovillage planned in the Hudson Valley.
Collaborating in participatory design with staff and community garden members in NYC.
Integrating Biomorphic, Organic, Permaculture, Sacred Geometry and Feng Shui principles.
Utilizing hand drawings as well as AutoCAD and ScetchUp

Location: We are based in NYC and will travel to the Hudson Valley, part of the work can be done from home.

When: Start date June 1- August 21, 2017

Responsibilities

Meet on a regular basis with the design team to implementing overall Ecovillage plan.
Participatory design alongside community members
Working with staff to make a 3d model of the overall vision plan
Detailed sketches and drawings of buildings as well as growing areas, playgrounds

Requirements

We receive a lot of applications and we highly recommend a paragraph to explain why you have chosen the More Gardens program, in the "Personal Message from Applicant" box.

Graduate level or Senior/Junior Architectural Students
Sketchup Auto CAD

We are following the "One Planet Living" framework, so a thorough understanding of the following is key:
Health and happiness: Encouraging active, sociable, meaningful lives to promote good health and well being
Equity and local economy: Creating bioregional economies that support equity and diverse local employment and international fair trade
Culture and community: Respecting and reviving local identity, wisdom and culture; encouraging the involvement of people in shaping their community and creating a new culture of sustainability
Land use and wildlife: Protecting and restoring biodiversity and creating new natural habitats through good land use and integration into the built environment
Sustainable water: Using water efficiently in buildings, farming and manufacturing. Designing to avoid local issues such as flooding , drought and water course pollution
Local and sustainable food: Supporting sustainable and humane farming, promoting access to healthy, low impact, local, seasonal and organic diets and reducing food waste
Sustainable materials: Using sustainable and healthy products, such as those with low embodied energy, sourced locally, made from renewable or waste resources
Sustainable transport: Reducing the need to travel, and encouraging low and zero carbon modes of transport to reduce emissions
Zero waste: Reducing waste, reusing where possible, and ultimately sending zero waste to landfill
Zero carbon: Making buildings energy efficient and delivering all energy with renewable technologies


Knowledge and experience in:
Earth-based (Cob, Strawbale) design and their principles
Biomorphic and Organic architectural design experience and understanding
The desire to learn:
Feng Shui
Sacred Geometry
Permaculture

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