The TOOLBOX: (co)studio's                               Design + Build Newsletter                                           brought to you by Houses for Higher Education  


Redesigning what it is to be in a woodshop classroom...

As (co) studio students enter their second semester, the vocational revolution continues in our Roaring Fork Valley classrooms.  On each high school campus, it is time to pick up the hammer and begin to build! 

Basalt High School - (co)ld frames
        Our Basalt (co)studio students are constructing a minimum of twelve cold frames that they will be selling to local gardeners and school programs to help raise money for their next project - a new greenhouse for their high school campus.  
                                                ...learn more about the design process

Roaring Fork High School - (co)ops
       (co)studio students at Roaring Fork High School are constructing several chicken coops that range from 32 to 48 sq.ft and are not your average chicken coop.  Two of the unique designs will be up for auction this spring with a starting bid of $500.                                    here for the latest photos

If you are interested in purchasing either a cold frame or a chicken coop, please email us directly at

Glenwood Springs High School - (co)ncession stand 
        Progress continues on the concession stand for the Glenwood Springs High School booster club.  Students have settled on an approximate 400 sq ft. "jewel box" design and are now working on securing materials, designing the interior and making space to pre-fabricate wall panels inside during these winter months.                  ....Check out Design Review # 1 here 

IF YOU BUILD IT - Documentary

Wheeler Opera House 
Sunday, February 16 at 7:30pm

This critically acclaimed documentary features the work of (co)studio's lead instructor, Matthew Miller and former partner Emily Pilloton as they worked with high school students in Bertie County, North Carolina. The film captures the experience of working to bring a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what's possible.
What does this experience and film have to teach us? And how can we work together to ensure (co)studio's success here in the Roaring Fork Valley?  These question and more will be discussed after the show in a Q & A session with Matthew Miller himself. 
- Buy your tickets here

New Community Partners & Student Sponsors

Please support our partners as they have supported us!
Two Rivers Community Foundation 
Rotary Club of Carbondale 

American Clay Works - Greenhouse Supply Company
Town of Basalt, Alpenglow Foundation, Hoch Foundation 
Forward to Friend
Sponsor a Student

Wish List 

  • printer/scanner/copier
  • a small point and shoot camera
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