I joined the crew of URBANbuild as a part time graduate builder to further develop my design/build skills at a larger scale than my previous proj… Read More
I joined the crew of URBANbuild as a part time graduate builder to further develop my design/build skills at a larger scale than my previous projects. I would arrive on site each week, find the task that no one else wanted to do and see it to completion. This allowed me to learn multiple parts of the construction and helped provide a stronger foundation for my construction skills.
"URBANbuild is a design/build program in which teams of students take on the design and construction of prototypical homes for New Orleans neighborhoods. URBANbuild's partners in the development of these homes include Make It Right and Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans.
The program is an educational collaboration of individuals, organizations, businesses committed to revitalizing New Orleans' rich culture and architectural heritage. Neighborhoods are strengthened by the rebuilding of homes, allied professionals and educators come together for a common cause, and students develop as designers with a deep understanding and commitment to the urban environment."
text excerpt from the URBANbuild website.
The URBANbuild.06 team included: Joshua Avist, Nick Bouyelas, Sam Coles, Matt DeCotiis, Jerome Gelin, Daniel Glynn, Scott Heath, Dixon Jelich, Lindsay Johnson, Ali Kass, Mike Landry, Emile, LeJeune, Drew Mazur, Oren Mitzner, Jun Park, Justin Park, Kate Peaden, Robby Pekara, Allison Powell, Erin Vaughn and Karrah Villa. Read Less