Want to help shape the spaces we live in and push for the revitalization of design education? Help fund umbau! 100% of your gift will go towards our tuition-free, environmentally-focused architecture program, Studio Shenandoah. We launched Studio Shenandoah in 2019 because we believe learning should be free and the current trend of painfully high tuition rates needs to come to a halt. We also saw a need for a school that truly designs for the natural environment. If you are compelled by our mission and value the importance of architecture, education, art, design, or sustainability, please donate and help us spread the Good.




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WE ARE umbau:
AN UNCONVENTIONAL SCHOOL FOR UNCONVENTIONAL TIMES.

We see a major need for improvement in the spaces we live in and the education we participate in within the United States. We believe that spaces are an inherent part of how we experience the world around us and significantly impact our wellbeing—but our worn-out teaching practices and the current trend of painfully high tuition rates have forced many into creating and living in spaces that do not address their ecological impacts nor give us the quality of life we desire.

umbau’s educational programming includes a 5-week cultural immersion experience in Vienna, Austria and a 2-week silkscreen workshop in Kraków, Poland led by umbau’s founder, William Tate. Vienna Studio is in its nineteenth year. Studio Kraków is in its fourth year.

Prompted by the 100th year anniversary of the Bauhaus, a revolutionary design school in Germany, we launched a U.S.-based studio, curriculum, and open educational program called Studio Shenandoah in 2019. We did this with the intention of scaling up our efforts to impact as many people in our local communities as possible. It is critical that our education is free as an ultimate responsibility to provoke positive change in our society and local communities.



WHY NOW AND WHY umbau?

We are at an exciting and pivotal moment in history where we have to respond to the impact humans have made on the natural environment and the missteps we have made in our educational system. The natural and built environment being damaged and uncared for should not be normal. Having years of college loans to pay off without having found a discipline that energizes you should not be normal. umbau is tackling these challenges head-on.

For umbau, learning is a process of discovery. We educate students through a diverse practice of studio learning, apprenticeship, and travel that values the point of view of the architect; where problems are considered opportunities and solutions are found through research, making, and analysis. umbau re-imagines the way we approach designing the spaces we live in and the land we build on. umbau recognizes that there are no clear-cut answers to the complex problems that exist in the world. With these values in mind, we invite all who are interested to participate in the programming umbau offers.


Visit our website!


umbauschool.org


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Want to help shape the spaces we live in and push for the revitalization of design education? Help fund umbau! 100% of your gift will go towards our tuition-free, environmentally-focused architecture program, Studio Shenandoah. We launched Studio Shenandoah in 2019 because we believe learning should be free and the current trend of painfully high tuition rates needs to come to a halt. We also saw a need for a school that truly designs for the natural environment. If you are compelled by our mission and value the importance of architecture, education, art, design, or sustainability, please donate and help us spread the Good.




More information:



WE ARE umbau:
AN UNCONVENTIONAL SCHOOL FOR UNCONVENTIONAL TIMES.

We see a major need for improvement in the spaces we live in and the education we participate in within the United States. We believe that spaces are an inherent part of how we experience the world around us and significantly impact our wellbeing—but our worn-out teaching practices and the current trend of painfully high tuition rates have forced many into creating and living in spaces that do not address their ecological impacts nor give us the quality of life we desire.

umbau’s educational programming includes a 5-week cultural immersion experience in Vienna, Austria and a 2-week silkscreen workshop in Kraków, Poland led by umbau’s founder, William Tate. Vienna Studio is in its nineteenth year. Studio Kraków is in its fourth year.

Prompted by the 100th year anniversary of the Bauhaus, a revolutionary design school in Germany, we launched a U.S.-based studio, curriculum, and open educational program called Studio Shenandoah in 2019. We did this with the intention of scaling up our efforts to impact as many people in our local communities as possible. It is critical that our education is free as an ultimate responsibility to provoke positive change in our society and local communities.



WHY NOW AND WHY umbau?

We are at an exciting and pivotal moment in history where we have to respond to the impact humans have made on the natural environment and the missteps we have made in our educational system. The natural and built environment being damaged and uncared for should not be normal. Having years of college loans to pay off without having found a discipline that energizes you should not be normal. umbau is tackling these challenges head-on.

For umbau, learning is a process of discovery. We educate students through a diverse practice of studio learning, apprenticeship, and travel that values the point of view of the architect; where problems are considered opportunities and solutions are found through research, making, and analysis. umbau re-imagines the way we approach designing the spaces we live in and the land we build on. umbau recognizes that there are no clear-cut answers to the complex problems that exist in the world. With these values in mind, we invite all who are interested to participate in the programming umbau offers.


Visit our website!


umbauschool.org