Community collaboration between the Poughkeepsie Farm Project (including the Main Street Farmers' Market), high school students, and Dutchess Community College students and professors --
One Saturday yielded 7 designs for the Poughkeepsie Main Street Farmers' Market, including market stalls, a pavilion and stage, when 36 area high school students interested in architecture focused their creative attention on the Poughkeepsie Farm Project-managed project.
The architecture faculty, the Dutchess Community College Foundation and Catskill Art sponsored a Day of Design held on February 6, 2010 at the college. The day brought together 36 area high school students in 10th, 11th and 12th grades who were interested in architecture. This workshop allowed participants to work for one day on the design of a small architectural project. The students worked in small groups paired with an architect to develop a concept board and architectural model for the project. The day started with introduction by Susan Grove of the Poughkeepsie Farm Project. Susan discussed the goals and work of the Poughkeepsie Farm Project. Steve Hopkins, manager of the Poughkeepsie Main Street Farmers' Market presented the site and discussed how the market runs and the issues with the site. The 36 students then broke up into 7 groups with their architect and proceeded to work on their designs and ideas. After several hours of designing, discussing and model making, the participants presented to their parents, friends, other students and architects.
-- Submitted by Susan Grove on Tue, 02/09/2010