Philadelphia University students design, construct wildlife viewing blind

The wildlife blind project was meant to bring awareness to the natural environment.
The wildlife blind project was meant to bring awareness to the natural environment. | Courtesy of Shutterstock
Philadelphia University recently announced that a transdisciplinary team of its students has partnered with GreenAllies, a sustainability foundation, as well as with Upper Pottsgrove Township, for the designing and construction of a blind for the viewing of wildlife.

The project is meant to bring awareness to the natural environment. It is part of the Lab for Urban and Social Innovation at the university. This lab was designed to bring together communities, students, faculty and stakeholders in collaborative projects for the environment.

The team from Philadelphia University consisted of architecture students Mat Lombardo, Marisa Mines, Chris Murnin, Peter Nagel and Matt Zepp, as well as engineering student Abdulmalik Alkraidees and associate professor of architecture David Kratzer.

Advice on how to improve the usability of the project was given by Katie Strauss, an occupational therapy major, and Monique Chabot, assistant professor of occupational therapy.

The installation of the blind is expected to be completed sometime in December.

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