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Florida students design fire station

on Thursday,May 05,2011 23:05

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Architecture students from the University of Central Florida had to design a fire station as a part of their studies. The university and the Orlando Fire Department teamed up to help the undergrads understand how to create these facilities, according to UCF Today.

The students had the opportunity to look at several local fire departments and from there began to draft their own ideas on what would be the most effective and economic model for a new one. The class, which was about civic architecture and urban design, had to present their final projects to architects and firefighters.

"We decided that a fire station offered an appropriate level of complexity for students at this level of development," Thomas McPeek, an assistant professor in UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design.

In addition, there is a possibility that these designs will be used in future projects in the city, the media outlet reports.

Architecture design students can expect to earn up to $70,000, which was the average annual salary in 2008 for individuals in this field, when they enter the profession, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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