University of Arizona Designs

Posted by on Mar 17, 2011 under
RE-PIONEERING ALBION:
AN EXPLORATION INTO REVITALIZING SCHOOL DESIGN 
 
After the completion of the 2009-2010 academic year at UNL, Professor Despang accepted a position with the University of Arizona in Tucson.  There his program director, Robert Miller, allowed him to continue his work with Boone County.  His first semester in Tucson focused on school design at a variety of grade levels and in a variety of locations, including a new eco-friendly high school facility for the consolidated Boone Central school district in Albion.

Again all the students developed high school designs for Boone Central, giving the district a number of innovative ideas for facility expansion.

Because the students couldn’t physically visit the community, Albion residents Paul and Lori Hosford worked closely with the students via Skype and email to help them better understand the strengths and needs of rural areas.

Introduction to Course

Dalal Al-Qattan  Pinwheel Energy

Danny Bachelier  High School Design

Clayton Calkins  School of the Earth

Stephen Elliot  Brain Silo

Caleb Gaub  Cave Creek High School

Jackie Hollis  Transformative Learning

Jason Kosmicki  Albion High School

Rauli Lehtinen  Dynamic Education

Scott Owen Jr.  New Vantage Point

Brittany Peters  High School for Albion

Luis Quijada  Suburban City High School

Meghan Sarkozi  Re-Introducing History Into Learning

Marie Taylor  Albion High

Rachel Tivnan  Albion High School-2

THANKS 

AS A CLASS WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK PAUL AND LORI HOSFORD FOR TAKING THE TIME TO EDUCATE US ON THE BEAUTY OF RURAL COMMUNITES AND ALL THAT THEY HAVE TO OFFER. IT WAS A GREAT PLEASURE WORKING WITH BOTH OF YOU DURING OUR EXPLORATION INTO NEW SCHOOL DESIGN. WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK PROFESSOR MARTIN DESPANG FOR EDUCATING US ON ECO-ARCHITECTURE AND THE POTENTIAL THERE IS TO CREATE A “POST FOSSIL” ENVRIONMENT. WE APPRECIATE ALL THE TIME AND EFFORT YOU PUT INTO FURTHERING OUR EDUCATION AND ENCOURAGING US TO PUSH THE BOUNDARIES.