This January, students from NY City College of Technology (NYCCT) came to BFREE to participate in a field course. The first of its kind for BFREE, this course, led by professor Lia Dikigoropoulou (NYCCT) and Jacob Marlin (BFREE), challenged students to complete architectural renderings of some facilities onsite including the composting bathrooms, the solar system, and the Hicatee Conservation and Research Center. These drawings will be used to create educational materials for BFREE visitors.
The group’s next big assignment was to design the new BFREE Cool Spot at the Commons (the old BFREE schoolhouse). Each of five students designed their ideal spot, then combined their ideas with those of Lia, Jacob, Marcelino and others at BFREE to come up with a final design. Soon after, construction began!
A day and a half was not enough time to complete the structure, but great progress was made (allowing for plenty of time to swim and hang out in the hammocks). We can’t wait til the BCool Spot is open for business and appreciate the hard work, energy and enthusiasm of the NYCCT group!
Thanks to Professor Lia, Andrea, Fatima, George, Tasnuva and William. More pics can be found on BFREE’s facebook page.