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Project #1: Reimagining Campus Spaces

May 2022

The inaugural cohort of the HUMM Institute at Trinity Hall met on a Saturday morning in May. Started by Trinity Hall faculty members Erin Straine and Kali Lambrou, the business-entrepreneurial program kicked off with 10 sophomores from the Class of 2024. 
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The students were tasked with reimagining campus spaces, specifically the outside lawn on the north side of the school. After splitting up into small groups, the students brainstormed what they could add to and change about the area to better serve the Trinity Hall community. 
They started off by surveying the opportunity area, our empty lawn outside of the engineering design lab. Thinking about seating options, landscaping, gardens, gazebos and other design features, each group conceptualized their ideas into a design sketch and a presentation. 
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Community Partners: 
Amanda D’Addario, Metrovation, a property management company
Chris Cole, Metrovation
Christine Cofone (P ‘23), consulting business owner
Olivia DeNicola ‘18, senior at Bucknell University who recently won an entrepreneurial pitch competition for an app concept she developed. 
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The groups then pitched their designs to their peers, faculty members and the community partners explaining their choices and the steps they would take to construct their design. One team’s design was chosen to be executed on campus, and both teams will work together to bring their design to life.
Student testimonial from Lily M. '24: “I really enjoyed working with my peers to collaborate and create a landscape design that would be unique and functional for the school… Overall, it was an incredibly rewarding experience. I felt a strong sense of accomplishment and was excited and honored to be a part of this inaugural Trinity Hall program.”
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