The Office of Sustainability held a Campus as Lab Spring Open House for students to learn about new sustainability research projects, and internship opportunities on Princeton’s campus.
Students enrolled in ARC 311 this past fall were enlisted to participate in a new kind of building project. Taught by lecturer and practitioner Nat Oppenheimer with lab assistance from architecture senior technician Bill Tansley, the course is primarily for Architecture majors in their Junior or Senior year.
This spring, two courses, "Designing Sustainable Systems: Applying the Science of Sustainability to Address Global Change," and "The Psychology of Environmental Decision Making" incorporated using the campus as a laboratory into their final projects.
When assigned the final project to create an "intervention on campus" in Architecture 204: Intro to Design Studio, Sandy Bole ‘16 and Julian Edgren ‘16 set high standards for themselves. Rather than relying on more readily available materials, the two sophomores spent a weekend collecting thousands of used plastic cups from four of Princeton's eating clubs for their project, which they fittingly named, "cUpcycle."