If You Build It

February 11, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – February 11, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401

A VTIFF-affiliated monthly series of films and discussions about architecture and design

Directed by Patrick Creadon | USA | 2013 | documentary | 82 minutes

If You Build It spends a year in the life of one of America’s most innovative classrooms. Starring Emily Pilloton and Matt Miller, founders of Project H Design, which is dedicated to design initiatives for Humanity, Habitats, Health, and Happiness. The film chronicles 13 high school juniors in Bertie County, NC throughout the school year where Emily and Matt will be teaching the fundamentals of design, architecture, and construction. Together with “design-build” fundamentals, the students will be learning the principles of “design thinking” – a very specific way of looking at problems to determine how best to solve them: Research, Ideate, Develop, Prototype, Refine, and Build. Their goal is that the students will leave Studio H equipped to tackle virtually any problem they will face throughout their lives
Watch the trailer