Architecture students design Maroon Edition Habitat for Humanity house

August 7th, 2012 Comments Off on Architecture students design Maroon Edition Habitat for Humanity house

Alexis Gregory did a lot of work at her previous job in Savannah, Ga., with nonprofits, so it was no surprise for her to get involved in Starkville as well.

“It’s just a passion that I have,” the assistant professor in the School of Architecture at MSU said.

Gregory worked with the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity last fall and began a class with 11 students last spring to design houses for the organization.

Students researched projects other universities have done, general information about Habitat for Humanity and information about the local chapter.  They also were able to take field trips to local Habitat for Humanity houses and others throughout the state.

“The students learned a lot by seeing other people’s homes and learning how people other than themselves live,” said Gregory. “They also learned how hard it is to work with such a limited building footprint because the building slab was existing; the students had to work within that limitation.”

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