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Praxis Week @ JBS: Architecture Project

This guide has resources for students participating in JBS Praxis Week.

About the Assignment

A group of 12 scientists will be isolated in 4 (or 5) geographic locations to study the effects of climate, energy, and socialization.  They will need to be self-sufficient and reside in a compound that accommodates both their living and scientific needs.

You will need to understand the climate of your assigned location: things like days of sunshine, rainfall, and seasonal temperatures.


  • Potential Geographies
    • Fairbanks, Alaska (sub arctic)
    • Tucson, Arizona (desert)
    • Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri (humid continental climate)
    • Key Largo, Florida (tropical)