Conway School of Landscape Design
The Conway School ("Conway"), founded in 1972 and located on a rural 24.5-acre (99,000 m2) campus in Conway, Massachusetts, offers a unique Master of Science degree in Ecological Design. The school accepts about twenty students each year into its 10-month program.
The mission of The Conway School is to explore, develop, practice, and teach design that is ecologically and socially sustainable. The program puts particular emphasis on communication skills and community building. Students work on real projects with real clients at varying scales, from residential landscaping to urban planning and management of entire watersheds.
The program hired its third director, Harvard School of Design graduate Paul Cawood Hellmund, in 2006. Prior to that, Donald Walker was the director (1992–2005). The founder and first director of the program is Walter Cudnohofsky (1972–1992).
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Landscape Architecture Magazine feature about Conway in March '07 issue *