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Experienced Designers Lead Appalachian State Residential Architecture Class

Feb. 27, 2012. What value would you place on 15 hours of discussion with an architect? How about 15 hours with two architects who are natives of the High Country, both with good experience and understanding of the challenges of building in the mountains? If you are thinking about building a new home, or renovating your existing home, then you will definitely recognize the value of the Residential Architecture course offered this spring through the Craft Enrichment Program at Appalachian State.

Beginning Tuesday, March 6, local architects Don Woodruff, AIA, and Hunter Coffey, AIA, will offer an entertaining and informative course exploring good home design, which includes making sure a home looks great, and also works with the family’s lifestyle. They have many years of experience developing designs that give the Homeowner the greatest value for their budget, promoting energy efficiency and sustainability.

Topics that will be included in the class include picking the right site, as well as how to make the most of an addition to benefit from views and the winter sun. Trends in constructing energy efficient building envelopes as well as sustainable building practices will be discussed.

Woodruff and Coffey specialize in residential architecture, and have completed many projects in the High Country ranging from deck additions to mountain estates. Both are faculty members of the Appalachian State University Department of Technology and Environmental Design. At the completion of this class, they will lead teams through the steps of designing a hypothetical house, constructing a simple cardboard model and developing a 3D animation of the design.

The fee for this 15-hour Residential Architecture class is $125. The class will meet from 6:00-8:30pm, March 6 through April 24. Visit the Craft Enrichment website at Appalachian State University for more information and registration. You may also call Eric Reichard at 828-262-6360.

From: Teri Reddick, Program Manager/Director, Community Enrichment, Office of Conference and Camp Services, Appalachian State University