Sky High Shelters

Mac MacDevitt

I am involved in a number of projects here in the Windy City and in Essex, NY on the shores of Lake Champlain in the Adirondack region.

Storytelling in Chicago. I am deep into exploring the wonders of the Windy City since moving here from a small town in the Adirondack Mountains of New York in 2014. I have fallen in love with the storytelling community in Chicago, and have told my stories at Story Lab, TenX9, Sunday Morning Stories, Northside Stories and a bunch of Do Not Submit’s all over the city. MORE…

 

 

 

Customizing Small Trimarans for Adventure Cruising. In 2015 I started the process again, from scratch this time; building a Seaclipper 16 with John Marples. The SC16 is built in plywood covered with epoxy and fiberglass is similar in length to the rotomolded WR17. And I will sail it the same way, from a seated position, with foot steering, all lines leading to the cockpit. MORE..

 

 

 

Sky Yurt structureBuilding a Sky High Shelter is a big stretch for me. The tent structures are big with lots of wind exposure. The Sky Yurt has turned out to be a complex tension structure with a design intention to transfer loads in one part of the frame evenly throughout the structure. MORE…

 

 

 

 

My Lai Memorial Project – Chicago Veterans for Peace is building a commitment to nonviolence and social justice by by developing a traveling exhibit to move participants thru a process of “memory to action” that engages participants in experiencing the impact of the US War on the people of Viet Nam, provides a medium for interaction and dialogue, and offers options to support existing remediation and social justice efforts. More…