Owens Campus Architectural Engineering Students Team with the Ocean View Historical Society for Service Learning Project

GEORGETOWN – Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus students in the Architectural Engineering Technology (AET) program are currently involved in a service learning project with the Ocean View Historical Society (OVHS).

The project explores various concepts for a proposed Coastal Towns Museum adjacent to the John T. West Park in Ocean View. On March 12, members of the historical society board and local architects and designers visited the Owens Campus to review presentations from the AET students. From this review, the students will develop a final group proposal to be presented at the 2nd Annual Collegewide AET Capstone at the Delaware Tech Terry Campus on May 1.

In addition to their design proposal, the students also measured and documented the restored historic Tunnel/West House (circa 1860) and the town’s historic post office (circa 1899) that was relocated to the site on Central Ave.

PHOTO CAPTION: Delaware Tech Owens Campus students presented their concepts for a proposed Coastal Towns Museum to the Ocean View Historical Society (OVHS) on March 12. From left, Eric M. Catellier, American Institute of Architects (AIA), LEED AP, of Becker Morgan Group; Daniele Haley, AIA, of Becker Morgan Group; Tim Tice, designer, of Echelon Custom Homes; Carol Psaros, OVHS vice president; Lene Kuhblank, OVHS communications director; Dick Nippes, OVHS president; Bert Edwards, OVHS secretary; David Pedersen, AIA, acting chairperson of Delaware Tech Owens Campus Engineering Technologies Department; Michael Wheedleton, AIA, senior associate, of Davis, Bowen, & Friedel; Mikeal Musgrove, student; Anthony Rousak IV, student; Kevin Prag, student; Karla Ortega-Uscanga, student; John B. Hendrickson, AIA; and Bahram Movlanov, student.