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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. COC-05.24.12-MA-ArchitectureProjects
May 24, 2012
 
Architecture Students to Present Design Projects at Habitat Lounge
Subject: Students enrolled in the College of the Canyons architecture department course ARCH 280: Advanced Design Studio, will present their end-of-semester design projects during a special student exhibition and jury presentation at the college’s new Habitat Lounge, located at the Westfield Valencia Town Center.
 
Event: As the culmination to a semester-long assignment, a group of second-year COC architecture students will present design projects based on the hypothetical construction of a new children's museum located in Old Town Newhall, being called The Discovery Center of the American West.
 
The basis for the project stems from the proposed museum facility identified in the City of Santa Clarita’s recently adopted Downtown Newhall Specific Plan. As part of the project, students were asked to generate design concepts that addressed a variety of programmatic and environmental considerations at the museum’s proposed 1.7-acre location in the Heritage Junction section of Old Town Newhall.
 
Exhibits on display will include several physical 3-D models and 2-D architectural drawings, as well as a variety of hand drawn and computer generated conceptual sketches.
 
A jury composed of representatives from the City of Santa Clarita’s Public Works Department, COC faculty members, former COC architecture students and community members will judge projects based on both their clarity and strength of design concepts.
 
The most impressive project presentations will then remain on display for public viewing at the COC Habitat Lounge.
 
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012
Location: COC Habitat Lounge, Town Center Drive, Suite 130
Contact: Jason Oliver, instructor, COC architecture department (805) 657-9784; Dorothy Minarsch, department chair, COC interior design, (661) 362-3989
 
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