Architecture students present design proposals for affordable housing options

first_imgEight undergraduate architecture students, directed by Kim Rollings, assistant professor of architecture, presented design proposals Friday for a facility that will provide safe and affordable housing options for homeless people in South Bend.“Permanent supportive housing [PSH] links safe, affordable housing with social support services that address challenges associated with chronic homelessness, addiction and other disabilities,” Rollings said in an email. “The facility in South Bend will be the area’s first permanent supportive housing, with 32 one-bedroom apartments and a variety of shared and support spaces, including outdoor space.”Rollings said she and the University’s School of Architecture became involved in the PSH project when she heard about it through the St. Joseph County Health Improvement Alliance, where she spoke about community-based teaching and research. “I proposed the student project to the South Bend Heritage Foundation, who will own the local supportive housing facility, and Alliance Architects, the local firm designing the building,” she said. “They were very interested in learning from the students, as well as providing the students with a real-world project experience.”Rollings said eight of the fourth-year architecture students in Rolling’s Healthy Places studio class — who chose to participate because they were interested in building places that are “not only architecturally successful, but that also help people” —  began working on the project in March. “Some chose to focus on, for example, promoting a sense of community in the building, while others focused on providing restorative spaces and access to nature, and connecting the look of the building to historic buildings in South Bend,” Rollings said.The project began with students visiting the local site and learning about permanent supportive housing, she said. Then, they researched connections between architecture and physical, mental and social health. “I also took the students to Boston to study two successful supportive housing examples designed by The Narrow Gate Architecture Ltd. [TNG],” Rollings said. “TNG, started by three Notre Dame alumni, provides architectural services for marginally underserved populations. Students visited the firm and interviewed the architects then visited the housing facilities. They shared meals with and interviewed residents, which gave a voice to the resident population in the design process.”According to Rollings, the project is primarily funded by a state grant award and tax credits and the students’ research and design ideas will inform the finalized design of the building. “People struggling with chronic homelessness and other challenges often cycle in and out of shelters and require costly emergency medical and public safety services,” Rollings said. “PSH helps to break this cycle so people can regain stability and move forward with their lives.“The students really embraced the idea that this project was about people and not just a building.”Tags: Permanent Supportive Housing, PSH, School of Architecture, The Narrow Gate Architecture Ltd.last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Statement on Death of Trooper Michael Stewart

first_img Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the tragic death of Pennsylvania State Trooper Michael P. Stewart, who died early this morning in a traffic accident while on duty in Westmoreland County:“Frances and I were deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Pennsylvania State Trooper Michael P. Stewart. This young trooper’s tragic death is a reminder of the selfless sacrifice made each day by every state trooper and their families.He served his fellow Pennsylvanians, his troop and our Commonwealth with honor and integrity. We join all Pennsylvanians in mourning his loss, and send our sincerest sympathies, thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and all the women and men of the Pennsylvania State Police.” July 14, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Statement on Death of Trooper Michael Stewartlast_img read more

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Rich Hill shuts down Reds as Dodgers offense powers up again

first_img“We had a good bullpen session in between. I think one of the things was just getting back to the basics of everything, making sure I was visualizing the ball coming out of my hand and going downhill, making sure the ball has that carry through the zone – where it has that late life or hop or spin rate, whatever you want to call it these days. I don’t know what it is, but making sure the ball was finishing through the zone and inducing late swings.”The shutout was the Dodgers’ second in a row, third in their past four games and fifth in their past nine. They haven’t given up a run in the past 23 innings.With two more off days coming next week, the Dodgers’ starting rotation might be the most well-rested in baseball. And since April 25, it has been the best in baseball. In 20 games since then, Dodgers starters are 11-1 with a 2.19 ERA (31 earned runs allowed in 127-1/3 innings), 132 strikeouts and only 17 walks.“If you look at our guys, we’re aggressive,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of the rotation. “We strike guys out. We don’t walk many guys. We’re playing as good a defense as anybody in baseball. So those combinations obviously bode well for starters. And we’re getting leads, which allows guys to stay in there an extra turn through. We’re doing a lot of good things.“I think these guys expect even more than I do out of them which is good. You get a guy rolling and the next guy wants to do the same thing. You know Walker (Buehler) sat back and watched five innings before he ejected (back to the hotel) and he’s going to want to do the same thing tomorrow.” PreviousThe Dodgers’ Max Muncy tracks the flight of his solo home run during the third inning of their 6-0 victory over the Reds on Friday night in Cincinnati. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Cincinnati Reds’ Joey Votto (19) reacts after striking out against Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill in the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager hits a two-run home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani in the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson runs the bases after hitting a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani in the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani in the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger hits a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Zach Duke in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill allowed just two singles and struck out a season-high 10 in six scoreless innings against the Reds on Friday in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez throws out a runner after diving for a ground ball during the seventh inning of Friday’s game against the Reds in Cincinnati. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts looks from the dugout in the second inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy tracks the flight of his solo home run during the third inning of their 6-0 victory over the Reds on Friday night in Cincinnati. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 10The Dodgers’ Max Muncy tracks the flight of his solo home run during the third inning of their 6-0 victory over the Reds on Friday night in Cincinnati. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)ExpandCINCINNATI — It was a working vacation.A glut of off days allowed the Dodgers to move Rich Hill back in the rotation – away from the heavily right-handed Padres lineup – and give him a full seven days off before starting against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.Hill responded by retiring the first 10 batters he faced, six on strikeouts, and throwing six scoreless innings in a 6-0 victory over the Reds.“Some of those days in between you can get a little off track and it can hinder your workouts a little bit,” Hill said of having so much time on his hands between starts. An inning later, Joc Pederson and Max Muncy hit consecutive home runs off DeSclafani. For Pederson, it was his fifth hit in May – and fourth home run, giving him 14 for the season.Bellinger led off the eighth inning with his 16th home run of the season to cap the scoring.The lone down note came in the third inning when Justin Turner fouled a ball off his left shin during his at-bat. He stayed in the game for two innings before being removed.X-rays were negative but Roberts said he plans to give Turner at least one day off to recover.“I was moving around alright but it swelled up huge. It looked like a baseball was coming out of my shin,” Turner said.“The one thing that’s consistent is it never hits the shin guard. You wear all that stuff and it hit right above it. None of them feel good. Hopefully, I do as much as I can tonight (treatment) and come back and feel better tomorrow.” How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Hill hit the ground running Friday. He retired the first 10 Reds batters in order, six on strikeouts. After giving up back-to-back singles by Joey Votto and Eugenio Suarez in the fourth inning – the first balls to leave the infield against Hill – he retired the next eight in order, four more on strikeouts.“Tonight Richie had it going,” Roberts said. “The fastball, he stayed behind it, at the top of the zone, getting swing and miss. The breaking ball had that north-south depth that we like, he likes. I don’t know if it was the humidity, the feel of the baseball but it was fun to watch. Just complete control tonight.”Hill finished with just those two singles allowed in six innings and a season-high 10 strikeouts (one shy of matching his career-high). The 39-year-old left-hander joined Dazzy Vance as the only Dodgers pitcher 39 or older to strike out 10 or more in a game.“I think I played with him my first year, his last,” Hill joked. “Heck of a fastball. Him and Mordecai.”Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig didn’t find anything humorous about his latest matchup with his former team. Puig (batting .203 with a .612 OPS in his first season away from L.A.) struck out three times – twice against Hill and once against reliever Dylan Floro – and saw a total of 10 pitches in the three at-bats.His former teammates had more luck at the plate. The Dodgers hit four home runs in the game.Cory Seager started it with a two-run home run in the second inning after Cody Bellinger led off with a double off Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani. It was only the second home run in Seager’s past 115 plate appearances but both have come in his past four games – a stretch during which he has gone 6 for 15.“I’m just kind of putting better swings on balls now,” Seager said. “It’s tough. You hadn’t done it for a while. There’s things you forget about. There’s things you gotta redo and relearn. It’s just kind of been like that. It hasn’t been a negative. It’s just kind of where I am.”Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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