OregonBILDS: Five-Year Business Plan
MetadataShow full item record
OregonBILDS is a unique service-learning program that offers students the opportunity to collaborate and manage the design and construction of an affordable and environmentally responsible single-family house. Based in the Department of Architecture at the University of Oregon (UO), OregonBILDS serves students at both UO and Lane Community College (LCC). The project-based learning program takes place within one academic year, and major development tasks are tied closely to the curriculum. Working under the supervision of faculty, students will design the house and apply for permits in the fall. During this time they will also develop a construction schedule and budget. Construction starts in the winter and continues into the summer. This document presents a draft business plan for OregonBILDs—a service learning program that is proposed within the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon (UO). The business plan was developed in close collaboration with the principals of the program. It is intended to provide a framework for development of the program—including organizational options, preliminary budget estimates, and an action plan for the first five years of the program.