Front-row seats for a student showcase

Published 05.07.2021

Architecture & Sustainable Design
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Matlack meticulously immerses herself in the task at hand.This year's "cardboard chair" entries silently summon passersby.Heckman (right) talks with Wozniak about design features of his students' work.Two teams of third-year students in Rob A. Wozniak's Architectural Design Studio V class recently took part in an annual favorite: fashioning cardboard into functional furniture. "Because of social distancing, and not all students being able to participate, it was agreed to be a bonus/extra credit opportunity for those that were interested," said Wozniak, an associate professor of architectural technology. "These seven students asked if they could ... and we are thrilled they did!" Signing on to design and build chairs out of durable and totally recyclable material (all of them enrolled in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration) were Marcie M. Harman, Nescopeck; Jason R. Hollenbach, Reading; and Megan A. Bugbee, Geneseo, New York, who created a solid and sleek lounger, and Adam W. Breckinridge, Lykens; Alejandro F. Huaman, Dingmans Ferry; Grant W. Schaeffer, Ephrata; and David T. Hornak, Spring Mills, who designed a commanding rocker with a footstool. Judges for the informal competition were Melinda D. Heckman, coordinator of career programming; Christa Matlack, women's soccer coach; Kate M. Wetzel, office assistant to the School of Engineering Technologies; and Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday. But why should they have all the fun? "For a closeup and a 'test ride,' and to view their related posters beyond, please stop by," Wozniak invited. The chairs are at the top of the stairs on the second floor of the Hager Lifelong Education Center, alongside a few pieces that remain from the Spring 2020 BSD352 course.