The last model home I made involved a bunch of popsicle sticks and Elmer’s glue. Luckily for NC State, the model of the chancellor’s residence was created with a little more finesse.
Emily Rudkin and Andrew Cherry, both graduate students in NC State’s architecture program, worked under the direction of College of Design Dean Marvin Malecha, FAIA, to design the model of the chancellor’s residence. The process took roughly three weeks, much of which was spent verifying site plans and building elevations to make sure the model was as accurate as possible.
When I asked Cherry what he liked most about helping build the model home, he said: “The most exciting part of the process for me is the experience of driving along Main Campus Drive and seeing the full-scale version being built. Ironically enough, the plywood being use to build the house and the modeling materials aren’t too far off from each other – so it really is like watching an over-sized version of our little model being built.”