Build Ivywild is for entrepreneurs, design students, neighborhood advocates anyone who is seeking highly efficient, profitable, and compassionate ways of conducting business, building things, and living one’s life. The principal theme of this book urges us to move beyond simply identifying problems and offering criticism: It delineates practical, achievable solutions for being healthy, wealthy, and wise.

In this real-life story of repurposing a brick-and-mortar school into a model neighborhood redevelopment, the anchor tenant just so happens to be a successful brewery (designed to use leftover rinse water and spent grain to irrigate and fertilize a greenhouse)! Using a three-part design approach that balances environmental, functional, and cultural concerns, Build Ivywild offers a blueprint for true sustainability. It proposes to revitalize and inspire our communities and our nation - one neighborhood at a time.