Site Analysis and Project Language Report for the Sant'Anna Institute


The Site Analysis and Project Language for the Sant’Anna Institute is our students’ summary of their work in the first term of Building Beauty. It is a significant contribution to the Institute and the learning community we are a part of. Guided by The Nature of Order and Christopher Alexander’s colleagues of many years, it is a prime example of how to prepare the ground for living architecture to be enhanced and built, extending the wholeness of community, structures, and the natural environment around them. The students have given their all to this effort, and the teaching staff congratulates them on both the high quality of their work, and the heart they have put into it. Our client, the Sant'Anna Institute, is also grateful for the contribution our students have made to the learning experience there. We have received this feedback from Director Olga Stinga.


The presence of Building Beauty at Sant'Anna has been such a pleasure for the Institute and the rest of the community. Thanks to the works being carried out in our garden by the participants of the Building Beauty, we have come to more profoundly understand the interrelatedness of beauty and practicality. Watching their design transform from an idea to a reality has been inspiring and I am happy to say that the students and their collaborators will leave a lasting mark on our Institute.


Download the 2018 Site Analysis and Project Language Report


Dan Klyn