Remote visit with Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy on “Tiny House” Design

On December 11, 2019 researchers in the Hamer Center for Community Design (HCCD) consulted with elementary school students on the design of their class “tiny house” projects.  The project was coordinated by the STEAM Coordinator for Penn State York, Carly Wood.  Fifth grade students and their art teacher, Roxanne Elfreth, at Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy are working on the project. HCCD participated in the expert learning visit remotely, contributing to the Project Based Learning unit.  HCCD representatives answered questions from the students providing insight space optimization, green design options for tiny homes, material selection, and practical expertise in home design.

Researchers in the Hamer Center for Community Design (HCCD) consulted with elementary school students on the design of their class “tiny house” projects. Researchers in the Hamer Center for Community Design (HCCD) consulted with elementary school students on the design of their class “tiny house” projects.

About the Author

Lacey K Goldberg
Lacey Goldberg received her MLA in 2014 and is presently working on her dual-title Ph.D. in Architecture and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment, both from Penn State. There, she works as a researcher in the Hamer Center for Community Design and as an instructor in Landscape Architecture. Lacey’s graduate work has focused on the visual impacts of energy development, specifically natural gas extractive industries, and their effects on the scenic and cultural landscapes of Pennsylvania and other locales. Her current research focuses on utilizing crowdsourced data and developing procedures for integrating visual and cultural resource conservation into regional scale landscape management plans.
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