Terri Meyer Boake B.E.S. B.Arch. M.Arch.
Associate Professor School of Architecture University of Waterloo

Arch 384:
Habitat for Humanity

Weber Street Build , August 2004

Problem statement:
"Habitat for Humanity is an independent, charitable, faith-based housing program dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing by building homes in partnership with families in need. We build simple, decent, and affordable houses and provide interest-free mortgages to families who would otherwise not be able to purchase their own home. The Habitat program is about home ownership and providing a long-term solution designed to break the poverty cycle."

The August 2004 Weber Street Build is the sixth Habitat for Humanity Build in which students from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture have participated. Twenty eight students, from second to fifth year, participated in bringing this row of townhouses to completion.

Students are required to do a minimum of 11 full shifts on a build to receive credit. This type of hands-on experience allows students to understand the incredible difference between designing, drawing and building.


Participant List:

2B: Jonathan Cummings, Jonathan Enns, Suzy Harris-Brandts, Allison Janes, Elfie Kalfakis, Sabrina Keichinger, Erika Kulbach, Laurie MacLean, Emila Maemura, Erica Moore, Raja Moussaoui, Tanya Murray, Sarah Neault, Nicholas Patterson, Eric Simard, Matthew Storus, Brian Torrens, Sacha Townsend, Tyler Walker, Allan Wilson, Agata Woszczyna

4B: Rowan Caister, Anthony Bateson, Amanda Large, Aisha Hassan, Tahera Jaffer, Lana Williams

5B: Julie Gorcey

Thanks to everyone for their efforts!

last updated February 20, 2005