• Master Craftsmen John McRitchie

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    Emergent Structures was proud to host Scottish master craftsmen John McRitchie at our Earth Day booth this past Saturday! Mr. McRitchie was in town all week as a special guest of Savannah Technical College, and great thanks to Emergent Structures board member, and Director of Savannah Tech’s preservation technology program Steve Hartley, we were able to steal him away for a few hours to work at our booth and carve our logo out of a piece of reclaimed black walnut. We look forward to working more with MTC Artisans in Fife, Scotland!

  • NuUse for Reclaimed Materials

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    By Scott Boylston

    Emergent Structures is proud to contribute to SCAD’s amazing urban design intervention known as SCADpad by providing reclaimed materials for one of the project’s features. SCADpad is a truly revolutionary concept that addresses global trends like urban densification, the need for affordable housing in cities, changes in mobility away from automobiles, and micro-housing.

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  • A Garden Shed for the Greenbriar Children’s Center

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    By Scott Boylston

    Emergent Structures is proud to announce yet another great community construction project that we’re leading! Over the last 6-8 months the Greenbriar Children’s Home (thanks to the contributions of the Metropolitan Savannah Rotary) has installed a wonderful raised-bed community garden on the grounds of their campus. Emergent Structures is building a garden shed so the keepers of this new amenity at Greenbriar have a place to store their tools and other garden supplies.

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  • Another Day in the Life of E.34

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    Thank you Savannah Technical College students for your contributions to the E.34 Greenhouse!

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  • Exclaim Your Reclaim: Spruce by Molly Davis

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    As a means of promoting the value of innovative building material re-use, Emergent Structures created the Exclaim Your Reclaim campaign, which highlights creative re-use projects from ‘regular folks.’ We invite YOU to tell YOUR story! In this post, we’re proud to feature Molly Davis, and the reclaimed material product she created for he Senior Project in SCAD’s Industrial Design project. You can see more of Molly’s work here.
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    By Molly Davis

    Spruce is a concept company of household waste bins that promote a leaner and more responsible lifestyle. The company is based outside of the historic district of Savannah where houses and buildings are typically demolished instead of restored. Wood is thrown in dumpsters on the streets where Spruce steps in and gathers wood to be used in our products. Our motto at Spruce is doing more with less while seeking to eliminate the environmental impact of demolition and reconstruction.

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  • lámhdhéanta Teach Gloine go Bragh!

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    It’s two days before Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, and the streets of Savannah are crawling with green-clad drunkards. The hearty crew on the site of the E. 34 Greenhouse, however, held out until 4pm until the Guinness poured, so they could continue on the great, good work of building the greenhouse with our own bare hands.

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  • North Wall Rising

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    By Scott Boylston

    Wall two of the E.34 Greenhouse is officially up thanks in great part to our friends at JT Turner! We’ve had a great partnership with JT Turner for years, and are especially proud to have their Preservation Director, magic-man Mark Fitzpatrick on our board–a founding board member at that! Mark has been involved with every major project Emergent has executed, and E.34 is no different.

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  • Growing Momentum Behind Growing Edge

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    By Eric O’Neill

    When I was asked by Emergent Structures’ VP Keith Howington to design a garden shadehouse for their organization at the West Broad Street Y, primarily composed of reclaimed windows, two thoughts immediately went through my mind, “YES!” and “What have I just gotten myself into?

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  • Helping Make A Stand

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    By Ty Donaldson

    On the last Saturday of January, Maven Makers put on a workshop to create magazine stands for WellFed Magazine. There were close to thirty attendees at the “Make A Stand” event that made custom creations that will soon to be placed in local Savannah stores. Thanks to Emergent Structures, the workshop was a great success!

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  • Growing Edge Shadehouse Gets its Windows

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    By Scott Boylston


    Every gardenhouse needs windows, so when Emergent Structures partnered with the West Broad Street Y and many other organizations on the $110,000 Growing Edge Community Collaboration for Green Groceries grant from Gulfstream, one of the first things Emergent did was go look for windows. And, boy, did Emergent VP Keith Howington knew where to look! As senior project manage at Greenline Architects, and an active contributor to the region’s preservation and sustainability movement, Keith knows what’s going on around town…and he’s got a darn good nose for reclaimed materials.

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