Students in CADD 185, Residential Architecture Design are getting practical experience this semester as volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.
This is the first time CADD students have been involved with Habitat, and instructor Peter Kelly is happy to have made the connection.
“I knew that somehow I wanted to get the students out of the classroom,” he said. “So we’re tying in a program that’s related to the industry, as well as giving the students some opportunity for volunteering and commitment.”
Kelly also said that potential employers see this experience as a benefit.
“It’s a win-win for everyone,” he said. “Plus we get in a lot of volunteer hours in for Habitat.”
Students are hard at work hammering nails, putting in insulation and completing other activities at the Habitat house. As well, the students will be using Habitat’s design criteria for their final class project.
Kelly is already looking for ways to build on the partnership next year.
Photo by James Kuehn
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