The Birdhouse Project

This week, it’s architecture for the birds.

Through Thursday, stop by the atrium to see theĀ  creations of second-year NDSU architecture students. Each student began their design by studying the work of a different Pritzker-award winning architect, then adapted that design philosophy to the needs of their “client,” a certain species of bird or bat.

They truly are a sight. Along with their novel look and construction, the birdhouses are quite a learning tool. Viewers learn about specific architects and their designs, they get to learn how different species of birds interact with their environments, and they get a glimpse into the architectural process by seeing how the student architects brought all of these notions together into their designs.

While you’re here, vote for your favorite. The birdhouse getting the most votes wins a “people’s choice” award.

(Click the photos below to enlarge and learn more about their design.)