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Cambridge High architects place 2nd in national conference

Sebastian Lara, Noah Sannes and Kyle Mann present their model of a renovated 1925 home. Shannon Weaver. (click for larger version)
August 04, 2014
MILTON, Ga. — Noah Sannes, Kyle Mann and Sebastian Lara of Cambridge High School placed second at the 36th annual Technology Student Association National Conference held in Washington, D.C. The team participated in the architectural renovation competition, which required team members to renovate a 1925 Sears Americus Kit Home in a Washington suburb.

Using Cambridge's Stratasys 3D printer, the team presented a scaled replica of the existing home, proposed additions and the surrounding landscape. The process involved months of CAD formatting, printing and painting.

"Involving such technology has certainly proved to be much more difficult and time-consuming than initially predicted," Mann said.

"Transforming the ivory colored prints into the fully painted, sided and bricked home put on display was quite a feat, but the quality of the final product is second to none," Lara said.

The team also employed CAD software to render the home's interior spaces, including the custom chef's kitchen, fireside family room and master bathroom.

"Interior design helps the homeowner visualize living in the space," Sannes said.

The Cambridge team was invited to tour the Americus home. They pitched their design to the couple and their two young boys, who decided to implement several elements.

"I had never imagined such precision, style and quality of work from high school students," the homeowner said. "I am eager to pass along their ideas to our architect."


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