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UMA Architecture Spring 2019 Community Design Charrette

Students in the Bachelor of Architecture program at the University of Maine at Augusta will be presenting designs for a new Youth Community Center for the House of Hope Mission in Berwick, Maine. House of Hope requested designs for a community center to benefit and strengthen its mission and support the area communities. The charrette presentation will take place on February 4, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at Handley Hall, 331 Water Street in Augusta.

The primary intention of the new community center is POSSIBILITY. How can a work of architecture support new and growing program needs, and also demonstrate to a community’s youth that there is great potential and possibility in their individual futures? The UMA students have worked to answer this question, and have constructed designs based upon specific project requirements provided by House of Hope. House of Hope hopes to break ground on a 20,000-25,000 square foot youth and community center in Berwick sometime in 2019.

The annual UMA Architecture design charrette is an exciting and unique opportunity for UMA Architecture students to collaborate as teams, to work with a community partner, and to deliver a design that may be utilized, in whole or in part, as the basis of a construction project.

The Bachelor of Architecture program at UMA is the only five-year professional architecture degree program in Maine, and provides students with a path towards architectural licensure. For more information about the exhibit or the Bachelor of Architecture program, contact Eric Stark, Director of the Architecture Program: eric.stark@maine.edu.