Online PDC Final Design Project – Maurice Oconnor


“NOTE: we no longer accept PDF’s for the final design project. All projects must be presented in video format. If you’re unsure how to do this or want more details on design submissions visit the Design Project Info & Guidelines lesson.

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The project is a .84 acre semi rural property on the island of Martha’s Vineyard (East coast USA). They are currently renovating three living spaces in the two existing building and they have installed a new septic system. The goal for phase 1 is to create low maintenance productive spaces around the two rental buildings with rain harvesting from the roof. They also want to address the area that was disturbed by the septic and take advantage of the slope by maybe adding a swale. There is also an existing chicken coop that is in decent shape. Phase 2 will include a passive solar greenhouse and large fenced garden on the flatter north part of the site that is currently scrub oak woodland which can be accessed separately from another road.

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