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'UK at the Half': College of Design Students Learn From Hands-On Experience

An 8'x8' shelter that includes the bare basics of a bed and shelves — built and designed by UK students Grace Butler, Lauren Davis, Jackie Russell and Chloe Kelley.
An 8'x8' shelter that includes the bare basics of a bed and shelves — built and designed by UK students Grace Butler, Lauren Davis, Jackie Russell and Chloe Kelley.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 1, 2022) — In this "UK at the Half," Bruce Swetnam discusses his design build studio where students were tasked with not only designing but building, full-size prototypes of their projects. 

The class was split into two project areas between the 18 architecture majors in the studio — the development of a sawmill pavilion, and the exploration of various habitats that address different stages of houselessness. For both projects, the students were given a set budget, clients and deadlines, much like they would experience in their career field.

The habitat prototypes built by the students are currently in the process of being moved to Western Kentucky to provide aid to those affected by the tornadoes.

"UK at the Half" airs during halftime of each UK football and basketball game broadcast on radio and is hosted by UK Public Relations and Marketing. To hear the "UK at the Half" interview, click on the play button above. 

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