Posted on April 25, 2022 by Rory Dew

APRIL 25, 2022 — Students in the Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design at UTSA are designing a tiny home to help homeless veterans—and gaining valuable career experience while they do it.

Civil engineering students Trinity Schaefer and Elizabeth De Leon established the UTSA Big Heroes Tiny Homes project to apply the knowledge they gained in the classroom toward a service project. They came across the national initiative while searching for a service-oriented opportunity for their American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) chapter at UTSA. The chapter is one of the most active organizations in the Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design.

What transpired next was the bridging together of students from different degrees within the college into a real-world project. UTSA architecture seniors Lauren Cepeda , Lorena Gonzalez , Marianne Friedel and Simran Maredia joined Schaefer and De Leon to help lead the design.

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— Rory Dew