History of
the Field Stations Program

Since its founding in the 1970s, the Wright-Ingraham Institute has organized experimental educational models related to environmental studies.

Our current generation of Field Stations programming continues that vision. We anchor Field Stations programs in the Western United States where we have our roots, in addition to convening international Field Stations with select partners abroad.

Kevin Bone is a former Running Creek alumnus, and founding director of our current generation of Field Stations. Kevin was a professor of architecture at the Cooper Union from 1985 through 2018, teaching design, building technology and sustainability. During his time at Cooper he worked to integrate issues of environment into the curriculum and was the founding director of the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design. Bone has published on architecture, infrastructure, energy and landscape. Those publications include; Lessons From Modernism, Environmental Design Considerations in Architecture, 1925-1970; The New York Waterfront, Evolution of the Port and Harbor; and Water-Works, the Architecture and Engineering of the New York City Water Supply. Bone is also a principal at Bone/Levine Architects. The practice works in architectural design, technical consulting and historic preservation. Bone was a long-serving board member of the Wright-Ingraham Institute, and was crucial in developing the small scale, experimental, educational initiatives we now call Field Stations.

Lea Rekow is director of the 2023 Icelandic Field Stations program.

About Past Field Stations:

2022 Field Stations: Rural Futures

Field Stations Reports:

2022 Field Stations, San Juan Basin

2021 Field Stations Virtual Speaker Series

2019 Field Stations, Colombia