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Three Missouri S&T architectural engineering groups will present designs for a new animal shelter at the Rolla City Council’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in the council chambers, located in Rolla City Hall, 901 N. Elm Street. The presentations are open to the public or can be viewed live on Rolla Channel 16.
This project is part of an ongoing collaboration between city representatives and the architectural engineering design faculty. By determining shelter needs with the client, this semester-long project allows students to create realistic designs by considering use of facility, budget, site analysis, utilities and accessibility, among other factors.
“Early in the semester, the staff at the animal shelter discussed their constraints and then gave the students liberty to develop designs that meet these needs,” says Dr. Stuart Baur, associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at S&T.
“The students gain tremendous professional experience by working with real clients who have unique needs,” says Heath Pickerill, lecturer in the civil, architectural and environmental engineering department at S&T. “This project proved to be an excellent opportunity for the students to develop designs that were creative and used some of the latest computer software available.”