Fargo, N.D. – Plains Art Museum will be home to the inventive birdhouse designs of North Dakota State University (NDSU) architecture students March 4 – 10.
Second-year architecture students at NDSU research and interpret the design theory and methodology of a specific Pritzker Award-winning architect. Simultaneously, they research the dwelling requirements of their “client,” a particular bird, owl or bat that dwells in a house. The students then translate the Pritzker architect’s philosophy into the design and construction of an inhabitable house for their chosen bird.
The designs will judged for competition by an architect, a craftsman, and a bird specialist. There will also be a “people’s choice” category voted on by Museum visitors during the course of the exhibition.