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This 11 week design/build project gives architecture students real experience and gives Downtown Durham a shade structure and stage!
This 11 week design/build project gives architecture students real experience and gives Downtown Durham a shade structure and stage!
172 backers pledged $13,586 to help bring this project to life.

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BUILD SOME SHADE AND A STAGE!

Durham Central Park is so lucky to get the attention of this year’s summer design/build studio from NCSU architecture department. This year’s project will focus on installing a shade structure on the park’s great lawn that can also serve as a fantastic stage! We envision this structure as a venue for musical performances, puppet shows, movies, improv, you name it. And in non-performance times the structure will provide a shady seating area for just relaxing in the park.

Local architect, Ellen Cassilly of Ellen Cassilly Architects together with Randall Lanou, owner of BuildSense Design/Build Studio, are leading this project and will ensure an exceptional degree of quality and functionality. This project provides the students essential real world experience and the satisfaction of contributing a great functional structure to the community.

Starting on May 23rd the project will finish in 11 weeks. We already have $17,000 donated to start the project and we need another $13,000 to fully fund this endeavor. Please consider being a backer! Your help, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated!!

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    Abracadabra! You are working magic for us! Take all the above rewards plus 4 tickets to the Meals from the Market Pig-Pickin' party!

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    Forever our friend! For this generous contribution you get all the above plus your name on a plaque that will adorn the structure!

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