Future Architects Get Hands-On Peek at Creativity’s Upshot

Published 03.21.2011

The Gallery at Penn College

Pennsylvania College of Technology's School of Construction and Design Technologies hosted architecture students from The Pennsylvania State University on Monday, as masonry students schooled the University Park contingent in the hands-on consequences of building design. Spending much of the day in the college's Carl Building Technologies Center, the Penn Staters picked up their trowels – and more than a few pointers – as they learned a variety of hands-on techniques necessary to breathe life into their blueprints. Richard R. Motter and Glenn R. Luse, instructors of building construction, also worked with students, who were encouraged to remember the high quality and low maintenance of masonry work when developing their eventual construction plans. The informal exchange (which will move to new laboratory space across campus next year) has become a spring tradition at the college, which enjoys major support from industrial partners that include Watsontown Brick, Glen Gery Corp., Beavertown Block and the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union Local #5.

— Photos by Tom Wilson, news bureau writer/editor