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Habitat for Humanity Home

A collaboration with Habitat for Humanity and the Stuckeman Architecture School to design a hyper-efficient affordable home in Bellefonte, PA.

As the chair of the Penn State Habitat for Humanity Construction Committee, I was responsible for managing a team of students and collaborating with the Hamer Center for Community Design to generate a design for a seven person single family home. This design includes 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and over 1,400 sq. ft. of living space. This home was completed in June 2019, and is cited by local inspectors as the most energy efficient home in Bellefonte.

We collaborated with students, researchers, local community members, and Habitat for Humanity staff to create a design that embodies the essence of Habitat.

Team members gathered ideas from the ideation and concept development phase and combined these to create a Revit BIM model of the home. This model would help the team to create construction documents.

After construction documents were approved by the Centre County Code Office, volunteers from the area assisted in constructing the five bedroom single family home. The construction process lasted just less than a year.

This project was completed in collaboration with Chris Hazel and other members of the Penn State Habitat for Humanity Construction Committee.

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