Architecture Students Design for the Community
KEENE, N.H., 4/24/09 - For 17 years, students from Keene State College’s Communicorps class have solved design problems for community organizations in the Monadnock region. This required course in the Architecture program emphasizes a team approach to solving complex architectural problems, giving sophomore and junior students valuable experience with real-life architectural problems. On April 30, community members were invited to see the designs at a luncheon in the Mountain View Room. Eleven student teams (34 students) created designs for six major projects.
This year’s projects included:
- concept design for renovation of town office space for the town of Stoddard
- design/renovation plans for the Stoddard Library
- two projects for Southwestern Community Services: a master plan study for Rindge, N.H., and a design for a new 22-unit workforce housing project
- design of a new synagogue for the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community
- master plan study for a private co-housing project in Chesterfield, N.H.
Keene State offers the only four-year B.S. Architecture degree at a public liberal arts college in New England. Designed to give students a solid foundation in the artistic, scientific, and technical aspects of architecture, the curriculum offers a range of courses in studio design, building science, sustainable design, history/theory, digital technology, and practice.
For more information on the Communicorps program, contact Donna Paley at firstname.lastname@example.org.