On August 10-12, Louisiana Tech University's School of Architecture will exhibit the results of its Summer Degree Design Project Studio in the Donna Service Gallery at Bossier Parish Community College.

The projects consist of a hypothetical Master Plan for the Bossier Parish Community College Campus. Over the course of 10 weeks, architecture students studied the BPCC campus, interviewed faculty and administrators at BPCC, and developed solutions that account for the campus' growth over the next 15-20 years. Expectations for the Master Plan included expansion of campus facilities by 33% and explored sustainable design and energy efficient solutions. Overall, the green campus initiative explores seven aspects of the campus environment that address curb waste and efficient use of energy and water. Social spaces, child care, food venues, and transportation are other considerations addressed in the Master Plan.

In conjunction with the master plan, each student in the course developed a unique building design for a hypothetical facility for the BPCC campus. The proposed facility and design problem is meant to bring sustainable principles and research to the BPCC campus and to enhance the existing construction education program.

Location: Bossier Parish Community College

Building A

6220 E. Texas Street

Bossier City, Louisiana

Date and time: August 10 at 11:30 am

Open house for students, faculty, administrators, and guests.

The work will remain on display until the morning of August 12, 2011.