In my final semester at NC State, I was privileged to have the opportunity to work with professors Jamey Glueck, AIA and Vinny Petrarca in documenting the work of the Bachelor of Architecture ARC 501 Professional Studio. The book documents student projects as they explored opportunities for YES! communities in rural, suburban and urban communities.
Paula Longendyke, the sponsor of the studio, describes YES! communities:
Our vision is to become a multi-generational modern bohemia focused on the boomer generation and their need for continuous reinvention, rediscovery, and creation. We would like to share this sustainable lifestyle and sustainable business model in many communities so we can shift the societal notion of “aging.” The YES is a modern bohemia of artistically gifted, intellectually curious, and open-minded individuals who seek a blossoming creative environment for a weekend refuge, extended retreat, or a full-time residence.