Freedom by Design News

Students Design, Build Better Access to Home of Woman with Medical Needs

Student Brice Holmes constructs the deck of Barbara Beilke's home.

UT architecture students are designing and building front and back entrances to the home of a Knoxville woman with medical needs. They expect to complete the project by Friday, May 16. The home of Barbara Beilke is the third project of UT’s Freedom by Design, a student service organization that is part of the American Institute of Architecture Students. The group’s goal is to use students’ architecture and design talents to improve the homes of people in their local community.

Architecture Students Design, Remodel Home of Family with Disabilities

UT architecture students are designing and remodeling the home of a mother and daughter who have disabilities. The project, which will provide wheelchair access to the home, is expected to be completed by Wednesday, May 22. The home of Wanda Skeen and her daughter Stacey is getting the makeover through UT Freedom by Design, a student service organization that is part of the American Institute of Architecture Students.

UT Students Design, Build Wheelchair Access for Home of Special Needs Child

Architecture students are designing and building a ramp and deck for a special needs child in Powell and expect to complete the project Saturday, April 14. The one-year-old boy has centronuclear myopathy, a condition that primarily affects skeletal muscles, and will use the additions for wheelchair access to his home. This is the first project of UT’s Freedom by Design program, a student service organization that is part of the American Institute of Architecture Students.