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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2017) Humanitarian Architecture Drives Students From Kentucky to Haiti - A call to help build a Haitian orphanage in University of Kentucky Architecture Professor Bruce Swetnam’s spring 2017 studio has evolved into a project driven by a passion for humanitarian architecture.

In April, six students went on the inaugural trip to Chez Moi orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. They experienced firsthand the needs of the girls who lived there as well as their culture to fully understand how best to renovate the building. “We had to experience the site, the climate, to make it realistic,” said Nick Hodge, a fourth-year student from Lexington who went on the trip. “Being able to watch them (just) be, to interact with them, gave you insight into what was really important to them and what type of space they needed.”

 

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