Design Connect Announces Spring Initiatives

Design Connect students visit Waterloo.
Design Connect students visit Waterloo. photo / provided
Design Connect students visit Waterloo.
Design Connect students visit Waterloo. photo / provided
News
February 27, 2014

The spring 2014 semester will see four new projects get underway for Design Connect, a multidisciplinary student group housed in CRP. The group, whose goal is to advance collaborative, sustainable design and planning projects that improve local communities, recently confirmed its partnership with several upstate New York municipalities for a variety of projects.

Student teams will work on conceptualizing a community trail in Aurora that will incorporate natural and historic landmarks; designing a park and bus shelter in Freeville; assessing waterfront property in Waterloo, with an eye towards sustainable preservation or development; and analyzing environmentally and socially responsible ways of expanding Trumansburg's tax base.

"I'm really excited for the variety of projects this semester," said Isaac Robb (M.R.P. '15), incoming secretary for the new board. "We have a great diversity of projects that have attracted interest from students with vastly different skills and education disciplines."

New members serving on the Design Connect board of directors in 2014 include Shannon Bush (M.R.P. '15), Gabriel Halili (M.R.P. '15), Lindsey Johnson (M.R.P. '15), Kevin Meindl (M.L.A. '15), Hobum Moon (M.L.A./M.R.P. '15), Mujahid Powell (B.S. URS '15), Robert Rivera (M.R.P. '15), Isaac Robb (M.R.P. '15), and Taru Ruchi (M.R.P. '15).

By Rebecca Bowes