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Seth Wachtel

Seth Wachtel is the Director of the Architecture and Community Design Program in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of San Francisco and is Co-Director of the Garden Project Living-Learning Community at USF. He received his MArch from UC Berkeley in 1987 and has worked in architecture and construction in India, Colombia, Israel, Mexico, and Zambia as well as the San Francisco Bay Area. His

focus is housing and the development of innovative construction techniques that produce sustainable and aesthetically and culturally appropriate buildings for human environments. Professor Wachtel runs the Community Design Outreach courses, which provide students the opportunity to work on real world design/build projects for communities both locally and internationally.


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