Nate and I began our our quest to build something inhabitable while in architecture school back in December of 2011. After ~19 months, we dedicated the house! This project was the vision of two students wanting to do something big and meaningful with their thesis project. With no more than determination, faith and simple hand tools, we accomplished our goal. Not only did this project show how passionate and imaginative we are in our work, but it brought the Lawrence family back together.
For several years the eldest son had been living with relatives in Memphis, now he is home in Cincinnati, reunited with his parents and siblings. For anyone considering doing work with Habitat for Humanity, get involved! I can say this has been the most meaningful and rewarding process I have ever experienced.