Can mingling different businesses bring greater prosperity? Can neighborhood buildings and spaces produce happiness? Can the sun and wind actually improve a person’s well-being? Build Ivywild answers these and similar questions in words and sketches that are designed for everyone — from entrepreneurs and small business owners to government officials to students to neighborhood advocates.
In this real-life story of awakening an old school Build Ivywild offers a blueprint for environmental business and cultural sustainability. It provides solutions for maintaining social and cultural well-being while achieving economic prosperity and creating healthy environments.
Build Ivywild provides an in-depth chronology of the design approval and funding process for repurposing the old Ivywild School but it accomplishes much more. It sets a new standard for successfully organizing businesses designing buildings and creating community.
James R. “Jim” Fennell (fen 'NELL) works as an architect and planner with Fennell Group in Colorado Springs. He is recognized with numerous design awards including Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects and the Department of the Air Force for his work in sustainability. Jim founded Fennell Group in 1987 and has designed over $1 Billion of buildings neighborhoods and districts throughout the United States and in Europe.