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‘The Wall’ shows off skills of architecture students

Posted: Friday, Jan 25th, 2013

Jessica Garcia Fritz and Geoff Graff, architecture instructors at South Dakota State University, led their third-year students in the creation of “The Wall,” a 12-foot base frame in the DePuy Military Hall that offered lessons in the use of tools and materials. Courtesy photo

BROOKINGS – In just its third year of study, SDSU’s first class of architectural students is already leaving its mark on campus.

Throughout the fall semester, the 26 students in the ARCH 351: Preparatory Architecture studio designed and constructed an installation on a 12-foot base frame in the DePuy Military Hall. Instructors Jessica Garcia Fritz and Geoff Graff led the students through the process.

Students built the initial frame of what would become known as “The Wall” and were asked, “What would it take to skin it, to fill that out?” according Graff.

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