Sprout was a graduate thesis project developed & led by Matt Sutter of 4Mat-design in Spring 2015.  This one semester class involved 6 undergraduate students from the 5 College community working with the Nipmuc as a client, to design & construct a portable wood structure of local White Ash lumber.  The team was assembled in February and quickly began design investigations with client input.  During Spring Break week the students milled & steam bent over 24 pieces as well as fabricating connecting hardware.

Link below to thesis document…

http://scholarworks.umass.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1245&context=masters_theses_2