|Architecturally sound: GSP students learn about design
RELEASED: July 3, 2003
DANVILLE, KYRome wasn't built in a day or even five weeks, but Governor's Scholar students at Centre are learning about the history of architecture during their five weeks on campus this summer.
Several students are taking GSP Professor Natalie Gray's "Architectural Studies" class.
Students will visit two 1850 homes in Danville to study their design, and they'll go to Cincinnati to look at modern 20th century architecture.
The class will join Professor Madison Sewell's "Political and Legal Issues" class to design a miniature minimum-security prison. They'll come up with floor plans and produce a site model.
This is the second year Gray has taught during GSP at Centre, but she was well aware of the program before that. Gray was a GSP student in 1990. She says that other than a larger number of students and staff, not a lot has changed.
"There are still a lot of great classes and great extracurricular activities," she said. "It's a great place for students to build relationshipswith students, resident assistants and with faculty members. The thing that makes students want to come hereand the faculty want to come backis that GSP is a community. You develop a closeness with the people here."
Gray, a native of Frankfort, Ky., has a B.E. degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in historic preservation. She's currently pursuing a master's degree in structural engineering.
She's worked in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Austin, Texas, performing architectural and engineering surveys of buildings.
Her future goal is to stay in Kentucky and manage structural rehabilitation projects involving homes and buildings.
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