First-Year Architectural Student Designs House for Habitat for Humanity Build

Architectural Construction Class
April 22, 2019

First-year Architectural Construction Technology student, Brianna Scherbing, was surprised to learn that a house she designed will be built by Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity. 

Scherbing’s classmates all submitted designs for a six-bedroom, two-bath house that Habitat plans to build for a local family this spring.  The students’ designs were reviewed by a panel of 12, which included Habitat’s Construction Manager Art Buhs, construction professionals, and additional Habitat staff.   

“I tried to take a very practical approach with my design,” said Scherbing.

Taking the practical approach paid off as Scherbing’s design needed only slight modifications from Habitat’s selection team. 

“Students really seem to enjoy this project,” said Architectural Construction Technology Instructor Jed Johnson. “Brianna did a great job and now she’ll have a nice addition to her resume.”

Continuing a successful partnership between SCTCC and Habitat for Humanity, the split-level home will be the third house Habitat has built using designs created by SCTCC Architectural Construction Technology students. 

“This project is a great way to engage the students,” said Buhs.  

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Matt Klinkhammer
Posted in SCTCC, Architecture