OU College of Architecture to build playhouses for charity
OU's College of Architecture is raising money for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Oklahoma County by participating in the Playhouse Parade project, according to the college’s website.
The playhouses built by the college will be raffled off in order to raise money for the organization, which provides abused and neglected children with volunteers who speak on their behalf in the court system.
Materials for the playhouses were donated from Krone Construction and Western Plastics, and wood was donated from local construction sites. Students also harvested wood from around the Norman campus.
“I am very proud of these students and their desire to design and build a successful playhouse. We all have our areas of expertise, but everyone has bonded together to form a great team. We hope our contribution to the Playhouse Parade brings smiles to children and funding to CASA,” said Dan Butko, an architecture professor who is the faculty advisor on the project.
The playhouses will be on display at the Center Square in the Penn Square Mall, 1901 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, from Friday until June 10 when winners will be announced at 6 p.m.