More than one dozen students at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) spent their summer designing and crafting one-of-a-kind furniture and artistic objects using urban wood.
The vast majority the students taking Associate Professor Paul Pettigrew’s popular Architecture & Furniture course had no or limited-at-best experience operating woodworking tools. Their classroom assignment was to take their concepts from sketches, drawings and digital models through physical models, full-scale mock-ups and completed prototypes.
Pettigrew, a professional architect by trade, is amid instructing a Furniture & Architecture course this fall and has another scheduled for next spring. His goal is to feature the student hand-crafted urban wood pieces in a traveling exhibit next year.
Check out some of the student works resulting from the summer session: