Friday, May 15, 2009

Student Design Concepts for Future First People Heritage Center

The model of design featured in the video below was not chosen by Grandpa's Children for the final design but it does provide an overview of the selection process.

Students in East Carolina University (ECU) Interior Design Class 4700 teamed up with Pitt Community College (PCC) Architectural Technology Class ARC 213 to design the First People Heritage Center to be built at the Historic Waynesborough Park in Wayne County, N.C.

Dreamweaver, of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian tribe, invited the students to submit designs for the new center. Dreamweaver and a board of Wayne County citizens are developing a hub center where Eastern Woodland Indians can display antiquities and market their artwork to the public. The students and their instructors, Rebecca Sweet (ECU) and Bill Hofler (PCC) were charged with submitting imaginative, sustainable designs for the 21st Century. Dreamweaver led the teams through a journey of discovery about the people who lived on this land 10,000 - 12,000 years ago.

Monday, May 4, 2009

East Carolina and Pitt Community College Teams Compete

On April 29th, six teams of students from  East Carolina University and Pitt Community College presented their designs for a Woodland Indian cultural center.  The entries were presented at the Wayne County Arts Council building in Goldsboro, N.C.  Students were asked to design four round buildings reflective of traditional Woodland Indian building but showing how the tribes might be living today had their civilization not been disrupted.  Team Evergreen's design was selected.  Read more...