|Students Design Athletic Complex|
Architecture and Project management students at Auburn Career Center have been working with Huskie Nation Foundation on a redesign project for Cardinal’s athletic area.
Cardinal’s athletic director, Andy Cardinal, approached Auburn about this project.
“Cardinal’s superintendent Scott Hunt, Andy Cardinal, Gary Cox and other members of their foundation shared what they are looking for and have been meeting with Auburn students. The students took a trip to Cardinal to see the site and then started working on designing the athletic area,” said Salman Pirzada, Auburn’s Architecture and Project Management instructor.
Each student worked on a design and presented it to the Huskie Nation Foundation group.
“Their team narrowed it down to four projects that were close to their requirements. Another determining factor that was considered in picking a design was cost. Narrowing it down further, the Foundation is determined that they wanted features from two designs incorporated into one,” said Pirzada. “This new design features a controlled and gated entranceway with a ticket booth, bleachers, restrooms, concession stand, high jump and shot put area. It also has a water fountain with sponsors names and a flag at the entrance.”
William Amaya of Harvey and Chris Koschki of Berkshire are the students whose designs were chosen to be blended into one.
Amaya said, “I did a lot of online research taking into account the amount of people and making sure there was accessibility for everyone.”
“This is the first time that I have designed a football and track field area. I looked at the limited amount of space available with the field areas and also the budget for my design,” Koschki said.
Amaya and Koschki will present their blended design to representatives of the Huskie Nation Foundation and Cardinal Schools community team May 21 at the Cardinal Board of Education Office.
“I’m going to think of it as another class presentation; I don’t want to get nervous,” said Amaya. “It feels great doing all of this. It lets me know what the real-world is going to be like.”