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Interior Design Students Participate in Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia’s Community Build Day

By: Tiffany Young Filed under: Interior & Product Design

May 4, 2017

Building a home alongside other volunteers turned out to be a rewarding experience for the nine Interior Design students at The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, GA, who volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia’s Community Build Day on April 12.

interior design student painting a door at the community build day project

No construction experience was necessary, just a helping hand as the students did learn more about the construction process for building homes and engaged with their fellow classmates. Instructor Anne Holic said, “The students did a variety of jobs including hanging drywall, laying flooring, hanging doors and painting.”

The project took place at a townhouse in Springfield, VA and the students worked all day on various projects. Habitat lead volunteers (mostly retired folks) instructed the students. Other Habitat for Humanity team leaders showed the students the process to installing plumbing, electrical, and structural parts of a house.

interior design students and instructor at the community build day project

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) brings our communities together to build decent, affordable housing – and provide hope – for people in need. Habitat NOVA provides a “hand up” to homeownership through sweat equity, donor generosity, volunteer labor and interest-free mortgages.

The Art Institute of Washington, a campus of The Art Institute of Atlanta, is certified to operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia pursuant to Title 23, Chapter 21.1, §23-276.4 of the Code of Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th St; Richmond, VA 23219; 804-225-2600;www.schev.edu).


By: Tiffany Young Filed under: Interior & Product Design

May 4, 2017