ACC Students Earn “Greenest” Award in Doghouse Design Contest

ACC students stand next to their award-winning dog house at Barkitecture 2013.

Students from ACC’s American Society of Engineering Education chapter showed of their skills at Barkitecture 2013 – an event that brings together designers and builders to create custom dog houses for charity. Barkitecture took place Sept. 28 at Triangle Park.

Austin’s top architectural designers and builders auctioned off their dog houses, with proceeds benefitting animal rescue groups. A panel of judges awarded prizes awarded in various categories.

This year, the ACC team won “Greenest Design” for its dog house, constructed primarily from recycled and donated materials. ACC also won for “largest student fundraiser,” decided by which student-made dog house had the most raffle ticket sales. ACC’s dog house raised more than $400. It was the second year in a row that ACC was named the top student fundraiser.

A dog gets cozy in the ACC team's design.

“Barkitecture is always a great opportunity for our students to put their knowledge to use for a fun event and a great cause,” says Doug Smith, department chair for Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design. “We thank everyone who came out to support our students.”

For more information on the contest, visit the Barkietecture website.

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