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South Texas College AEDT hosts 2017 Sketcharrette

The Architectural and Engineering Design Technology Department hosted its 2017 Sketcharrette at the Mid-Valley Campus on April 26 .

Students from the Architectural Illustration class were tasked with designing a house for their selected “client” (dog or cat).

“It’s useful for students to have projects like this because they are able to actually see how something begins with an idea, then their initial sketches become small prototypes, and then they need to figure out what they need to resolve before building the actual buildings in the project itself,” said Sara Lozano, Program Chair and Assistant Professor with STC’s Architectural & Engineering Design Technology Program.

The concept for the dog or cat house was inspired by the design work of an architect that was assigned to each group and researched for the last 2 weeks.  For the most part, students used recycled materials that they collected.  There were eight teams of 2-3 students from the AEDT program and they had an hour and a half to bring their designs to life.

The cat and dog houses will be on display for the public at the AEDT’s End of Year Exhibit on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 4 – 8pm at the Technology Campus Atrium.  After the Exhibit, the houses will be donated to Recycled Rovers & Friends, a local no kill rescue center.  The shelter is planning to sell these houses, with 100% of the proceeds to benefit their organization. http://www.recycledrovers.org/.  Recycled Rovers volunteers (and their furry friends) were also on hand during the Sketcharrette competition to raise awareness about the work they do.