Monday, November 24, 2008

Correction: UC Habitat kickoff on December 6

Instead of last Saturday, the University of Cincinnati will kick off construction of its sixth Habitat for Humanity house on December 6 at 10 AM.

UC faculty and students will build a new handicap-accessible house design alongside partners Tyann Edwards and her teenage son, Dwight Williams, at 3253 Wolseley Lane in Avondale.

Edwards was paralyzed from the waist down following a car accident 22 years ago.

This is one of three houses planned for people with disabilities between Stewart Place and Hale Street.

The house is expected to be completed by the end of spring quarter.

The house design resulted from a competition sponsored by Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity, the UC Center for Community Engagement, the UC Institute for Community Partnerships, the Office of the University Architect, the UC College of DAAP, and the UC Community Design Center.

Architecture students Zach Fein and Julie Fowler developed the winning design, as judged by a member of the School of Architecture and Interior Design, Habitat, and a person with disabilities.

Previous reading on BC:
UC kicks off sixth Habitat house Saturday (11/19/08)
Habitat to kick off two new Avondale homes, dedicate another (5/28/08)
UC begins fifth Habitat house Saturday (10/5/07)
Habitat and UC to build third Avondale home (7/29/07)